INSTRUCTION MANUAL

The “Quick Reference Guide” and “Software Start Guide” are provided at end of this manual.

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INSTRUCTION MANUAL

Introduction
The EOS 550D is a high-performance, digital single-lens reflex camera featuring a fine-detail CMOS sensor with 18.0 effective megapixels, DIGIC 4, high-precision and high-speed 9-point AF, approx. 3.7 fps continuous shooting, Live View shooting, and Full HD (Full HighDefinition) movie shooting. The camera is highly responsive for shooting at anytime, provides many functions fitted for advanced shooting, and offers many other features.

Take Test Shots to Familiarize Yourself with the Camera
With a digital camera, you can immediately view the image you have captured. While reading this manual, take a few test shots and see how they come out. You can then better understand the camera. To avoid botched pictures and accidents, first read the Safety Warnings (p.233, 234) and Handling Precautions (p.12,13).

Testing the Camera Before Use and Liability
After shooting, playback and check whether the images have been properly recorded. If the camera or memory card is faulty and the images cannot be recorded or downloaded to a computer, Canon cannot be held liable for any loss or inconvenience caused.

Copyrights
Copyright laws in your country may prohibit the use of your recorded images of people and certain subjects for anything but private enjoyment. Also be aware that certain public performances, exhibitions, etc., may prohibit photography even for private enjoyment.

This camera is compatible with SD memory cards, SDHC memory cards, and SDXC memory cards. This manual will refer to all these cards as just “card.” * The camera does not come with a card for recording images. Please purchase it separately.

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Item Check List
Before starting, check that all the following items have been included with your camera. If anything is missing, contact your dealer.

Camera
(with eyecup and body cap)

Battery Pack LP-E8 (with protective cover)

Battery Charger LC-E8/LC-E8E*

Wide Strap EW-100DB III

Interface cable

Stereo AV Cable AVC-DC400ST

EOS DIGITAL Solution Disk (Software)

EOS DIGITAL Software Instruction Manuals Disk

Camera Instruction Manual (this booklet)

* Battery Charger LC-E8 or LC-E8E is provided. (The LC-E8E comes with a power cord.) If you purchased a Lens Kit, check that the lens is included. Depending on the Lens Kit type, the lens instruction manual might also be included. Be careful not to lose any of the above items.

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Conventions Used in this Manual
Icons in this Manual
<6> <V> <U> <0> : Indicates the Main Dial. : Indicates the <S> cross keys. : Indicates the setting button.

0, 9, 7, 8 : Indicates that the respective function remains active for 4 sec., 6 sec., 10 sec., or 16 sec. respectively after you let go of the button.
* In this manual, the icons and markings indicating the camera’s buttons, dials, and settings correspond to the icons and markings on the camera and on the LCD monitor.

3 : Indicates a function which can be changed by pressing the
<M> button and changing the setting.

M

: When shown on the upper right of the page, it indicates that the function is available only in the Creative Zone modes (p.20). : Tip or advice for better shooting. : Problem-solving advice. : Warning to prevent shooting problems. : Supplemental information.

(p.**) : Reference page numbers for more information.

Basic Assumptions
All operations explained in this manual assume that the power switch has already been set to <1> (p.27). It is assumed that all the menu settings and Custom Functions are set to the default. For explanatory purposes, the instructions show the camera attached with an EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS lens.

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Chapters
For first-time DSLR users, Chapters 1 and 2 explain the camera’s basic operations and shooting procedures.

Introduction
Camera basics.

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1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11

Getting Started Basic Shooting and Image Playback
Fully automatic shooting for different subjects.

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Creative Shooting
Basic shooting features for specific types of subjects.

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Advanced Shooting
Advanced shooting features.

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Shooting with the LCD Monitor (Live View Shooting) Shooting Movies Handy Features
Convenient menu-based functions.

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Image Playback Printing Images Customizing the Camera Reference

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End Pages: Quick Reference Guide and Software Start Guide

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....................... 4 Chapters ............. 38 3 Menu Operations .................................................................. 50 3 Shooting Landscapes........................................................ 42 Switching the LCD Monitor Display .......................................................................................................................................................................... 29 Selecting the Interface Language............................................ 10 Handling Precautions .................................................... 54 C Creative Auto Shooting ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 53 6 Shooting Portraits at Night ........................................................... 48 7 Disabling Flash............................................................................................ 52 5 Shooting Moving Subjects............................. 16 1 Getting Started 23 Charging the Battery .............................................................. 40 Formatting the Card............................................................................................ 55 x Image Playback.............. 44 2 Basic Shooting and Image Playback 45 1 Fully Automatic Shooting............ 36 Q Using the Quick Control Screen .......................................................................................... 46 1 Full Auto Techniques.............................................. 27 Setting the Date and Time.......................................................................... 31 Attaching and Detaching a Lens ..................... 3 Conventions Used in this Manual .......... 51 4 Shooting Close-ups ......................................................................................................... 14 Nomenclature ............................. 49 2 Shooting Portraits....................................................................................................................................................................Contents Introduction 2 Item Check List..................................................................................... 33 About the Lens Image Stabilizer......... 5 Contents at a Glance........................................................... 58 6 .............................................................................................................................................................................................. 26 Turning on the Power ............. 30 Installing and Removing the SD Card .............................................................. 24 Installing and Removing the Battery......................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 12 Quick Start Guide ............................................................ 35 Basic Operation .......

..................................................................................68 MF: Manual Focusing ........................85 q Changing the Metering Mode........104 Preventing Camera Shake ...........101 Auto Lighting Optimizer.......................................................................................................................................99 2 White Balance Correction.............................................................................................................................................................106 7 ........................................................69 i Continuous Shooting .......................................................................................................................................103 Lens Peripheral Illumination Correction ...............96 A AE Lock ........................................75 4 Advanced Shooting 77 s: Action Shots ..........................................70 j Using the Self-timer ..............Contents 3 Creative Shooting 59 d: Program AE....................82 a: Manual Exposure....................................................71 Setting the Image-recording Quality..................................62 D Using the Built-in Flash ............................................................72 A Selecting a Picture Style ..............80 Depth of Field Preview .........................................................................................................................................................................................64 E: Changing the AF Mode ...........60 Z: Changing the ISO Speed ........................87 Auto Exposure Bracketing...98 B: Setting the White Balance ..............................................91 A Registering a Picture Style.................94 Setting the Color Space .................................................................................................................................................................................................89 A Customizing a Picture Style ...86 Oy Setting Exposure Compensation ....................................................................................................................................................66 S Selecting the AF Point ................................97 A FE Lock.............................................................................83 8: Automatic Depth-of-Field AE......................................78 f: Changing the Depth of Field ........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................

................................................... 162 X Editing the Movie’s First and Last Scenes .................................................................................................................... 147 f Automatic Sensor Cleaning .............................. 120 6 7 Shooting Movies 123 k Shooting Movies.......... 159 k Enjoying Movies . 164 8 ....... 142 B Checking Camera Settings............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................ 150 Appending Dust Delete Data ................................................................ 138 Setting the Image Review Time .................................................................................................. 153 8 Image Playback 155 HI Searching for Images Quickly...................................... 108 Shooting Function Settings ..............................................................................Contents 5 Shooting with the LCD Monitor (Live View Shooting) 107 A Shooting with the LCD Monitor ... 139 File Numbering Methods ................................................................................. 130 Handy Features 137 Handy Features ................................................................ 146 Setting the Flash ................... 139 Adjusting the LCD Monitor Brightness ................................... 146 Changing the Shooting Settings Screen Color.................................. 113 Focusing Manually................................... 158 b Rotating the Image ........... 144 Preventing the LCD Monitor from Turning off Automatically ........................................... 151 Manual Sensor Cleaning ................................................................................................................................................................................................................. 138 Card Reminder ................. 111 Using AF to Focus ....................................................................................................... 160 k Playing Movies .................... 138 Setting the Auto Power-off Time...................... 156 u/y Magnified View ............................................................................................................................................................................................ 124 Shooting Function Settings ..................................................................................... 143 Reverting the Camera to the Default Settings............................................................ 138 Silencing the Beeper ...................................................................................................................................... 140 Auto Rotation of Vertical Images ..............................................................................

..202 Using a Household Power Outlet ..............................................................................................................................................................................188 10 Customizing the Camera 189 Setting Custom Functions ..........................................................................212 System Map ..................................................................................206 Using Eye-Fi Cards ......................................178 Trimming the Image ...............................................................................................................................................................................225 Index ........................185 Direct Printing with DPOF ..............................................199 11 Reference 201 When Autofocus Fails ........224 Specifications .................................................................................................................................................................................................................210 Menu Settings ..........................................................................................................................................192 Registering My Menu ..............................................................................................171 B Shooting Information Display .....................176 wPrinting............................................218 Error Codes........................................................................204 External Speedlites ...........................................208 Function Availability Table according to Shooting Modes..........237 End Pages: Quick Reference Guide and Software Start Guide 243 9 .......................190 Custom Function Settings ........................................................216 Troubleshooting Guide.........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................170 L Erasing Images ........198 Setting Copyright Information......................................................167 K Protecting Images ..183 W Digital Print Order Format (DPOF) .............................................................................................................................................................................................................................173 9 Printing Images 175 Preparing to Print ..........203 Remote Control Shooting.........................................................................................165 Viewing the Images on TV ..............................................................Contents Slide Show (Auto Playback)...............................................................

87 (Exposure compensation) p. 62.49 (7 Flash Off) p.57 (Basic Zone modes) p.71 (j Self-timer) p.78 (s Shutter-priority AE) p. 70 (i Continuous shooting) p.80 (f Aperture-priority AE) p. 53.84 (Bulb exposure) p.50.45 .124 (k Movie shooting) Take a picture of yourself in a group Freeze the action Blur the action Blur the background Keep the background in sharp focus Adjust the image brightness (exposure) Shoot in low light Shoot without flash Photograph fireworks at night Shoot while viewing the LCD monitor Shoot movies Image Quality Shoot with image effects matching the subject p.46.108 (A Live View shooting) p. 64 (D Flash photography) p.Contents at a Glance Shooting Shoot automatically Shoot continuously p.75 (Selecting a Picture Style) 10 .

72 (73. 83.68 (S AF point selection) p.72 (76.58 (x Playback) p. 67 (AI Servo AF) Playback View the images with the camera Search for pictures quickly Prevent important images from accidental deletion Delete unnecessary images View the images on a TV set Set the LCD brightness p.53.167 (Video OUT) p. 1) p. 86) Focusing Change the point of focus Shoot a moving subject p.170 (K Image protect) p.Make a large-size print of the picture Take many pictures p.171 (L Delete) p.139 (LCD brightness) Printing Print pictures easily p.156 (H Index display) p.175 (Direct printing) 11 .

The camera contains precision electronic circuitry. card and battery from the camera.Handling Precautions Camera Care This camera is a precision instrument. reflex mirror. promptly consult your nearest Canon Service Center. This is to prevent the contacts from corroding. dry. test all its functions before using it. To prevent condensation. viewfinder. take the camera to the nearest Canon Service Center. wipe it with a well-wrung wet cloth. Never leave the camera near anything having a strong magnetic field such as a magnet or electric motor. and wait until the condensation has evaporated before using the camera. well-ventilated location. Never attempt to disassemble the camera yourself. Do not drop it or subject it to physical shock. remove the battery and store the camera in a cool. If the camera has been exposed to salty air. High temperatures can cause the camera to malfunction. For stubborn dirt. Also avoid using or leaving the camera near anything emitting strong radio waves such as a large antenna. and focusing screen. press the shutter button a few times once in a while to check that the camera is still working. condensation may form on the camera and internal parts. Even while the camera is in storage. Use a blower to blow away dust on the lens. If the camera will not be used for an extended period. have the camera checked by your Canon dealer or check the camera yourself and make sure it is working properly. Strong magnetic fields can cause camera misoperation or destroy image data. first put the camera in a sealed plastic bag and let it adjust to the warmer temperature before taking it out of the bag. Do not use cleaners that contain organic solvents to clean the camera body or lens. This is to avoid damaging the camera. If you have not used the camera for some time or if there is an important shoot coming up. If condensation forms on the camera. Wipe off any water droplets with a dry cloth. If the camera has not been used for an extended period. Do not touch the camera’s electrical contacts with your fingers. Corroded contacts can cause camera misoperation. If you accidentally drop the camera into water. If the camera is suddenly brought in from the cold into a warm room. remove the lens. The camera is not waterproof and cannot be used underwater. Avoid storing the camera where there are corrosive chemicals such as a darkroom or chemical lab. 12 . Do not leave the camera in excessive heat such as in a car in direct sunlight. If there is condensation. do not use the camera.

or vibration. holding the hot camera for a long period can cause slight skin burns. etc. or magnet. dusty. If the LCD monitor is left on for a prolonged period. in rare cases lubricant from the camera’s internal parts may adhere to the front of the sensor. this is only temporary and will disappear when the camera is left unused for a few days. having the sensor cleaned by a Canon Service Center is recommended. are not a malfunction. or movie shooting for a prolonged period. note the following: Do not drop.. or wet the card. However. screen burn-in may occur where you see remnants of what was displayed. Do not subject it to excessive force. They do not affect the images recorded. Do not store or use the card near anything having a strong magnetic field such as a TV set. Also avoid places prone to having static electricity. Lens After detaching the lens from the camera. there might be a few dead pixels among the remaining 0.Handling Precautions LCD Monitor Although the LCD monitor is manufactured with very high precision technology with over 99. speakers. It will return to normal at room temperature. 13 . Dead pixels displaying only black or red. About smear adhering to the front of the sensor Besides dust entering the camera from outside. Do not store the card in hot. Live View shooting.99% effective pixels. Store the card in a case. Although this is not a malfunction. In case visible spots still remain after the automatic sensor cleaning. the LCD monitor display may seem slow or it might look black. physical shock. Cards To protect the card and its recorded data.01% or less pixels. Do not leave the card in direct sunlight or near a heat source. attach the lens caps or put down the lens with the rear end up to avoid scratching the lens surface and electrical contacts. In low or high temperatures. or humid locations. Contacts Cautions During Prolonged Use If you use continuous shooting. bend. the camera may become hot.

26) To charge the battery.27) When the LCD monitor displays the Date/Time setting screen. see page 24. (p.Quick Start Guide 1 2 3 4 5 14 White index Red index Insert the battery. see page 29. (p. (p. Attach the lens. Set the power switch to <1>. (p. .31) With the card’s label facing you.33) Align the lens’ white or red index with the camera’s index in the matching color. insert it into the slot. (p. Set the lens focus mode switch to <AF>.33) Open the slot cover and insert a card.

46) All the necessary camera settings will be set automatically. (p. Focus the subject. and the camera will focus the subject. Press the shutter button halfway. (p. see “Erasing Images” (p. To shoot while looking at the LCD monitor. 15 . If necessary. (p. on the LCD monitor.37) Look through the viewfinder and aim the viewfinder center over the subject. 2 sec.Quick Start Guide 6 7 8 9 Set the Mode Dial to <1> (Full Auto). To delete an image. Review the picture. the built-in flash will popup automatically.58). see page 107. (p.171). press the <x> button (p.138) The captured image will be displayed for approx. The shooting settings displayed on the LCD monitor will turn off when your eye nears the viewfinder eyepiece. Take the picture.37) Press the shutter button completely to take the picture. To display the image again.

Nomenclature
The names in bold indicate the parts mentioned up until the “Basic Shooting and Image Playback” section.
Mode Dial (p.20) Power switch (p.27) <Z> ISO speed setting button (p.62) <6> Main Dial (p.4) Shutter button (p.37) Built-in flash/AF-assist beam (p.64/147) EF Lens mount index (p.33) EF-S Lens mount index (p.33) Flash-sync contacts Hot shoe (p.206) <V> Focal plane mark (p.52) Strap mount (p.23) Red-eye reduction/ Self-timer lamp (p.65/71) Remote control sensor (p.106,204) Grip
Mirror (p.106,153)

Microphone (p.134) <D> Flash button (p.64)

Contacts (p.13) Lens mount Lens lock pin

Terminal cover Lens release button (p.34) Depth-of-field preview button (p.82)

External microphone IN terminal (p.134) Remote control terminal (p.205) Audio/video OUT/ Digital terminal (p.169,176) Body cap (p.33) HDMI mini OUT terminal (p.167)

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Nomenclature

Eyecup (p.205) Viewfinder eyepiece Display-off sensor (p.146)

Dioptric adjustment knob (p.36) <A> Live View shooting/ Movie shooting button (p.108/124) <A/I> AE lock/ FE lock button/ Index/Reduce button (p.97/98/156/158,183) <S/u> AF point selection/ Magnify button (p.68/158,183)

<B> Shooting settings display button (p.44,110,126, 143,173)

<M> Menu button (p.40) Speaker (p.162) Card slot cover (p.31)

LCD monitor (p.40,139)

<O> Aperture/ Exposure compensation button (p.83/87) Tripod socket <Q/l> Quick Control button/ Direct print button (p.38/181) <x> Playback button (p.58) <0> Setting button (p.40) <S> Cross keys (p.40) <WB> White balance selection button (p.99) <XA> Picture Style selection button (p.75) <Yi/Q> Drive mode selection button (p.70,71) <ZE> AF mode selection button (p.66) Card slot (p.31)

DC cord hole (p.203)

Access lamp (p.32) Battery compartment cover release lever (p.26) Battery compartment cover (p.26) <L> Erase button (p.171)

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Nomenclature

Shooting Settings Display
Exposure level indicator Exposure compensation amount (p.87) AEB range (p.89) Shutter speed Picture Style (p.75) Shooting mode Image-recording quality (p.72) 73 83 74 84 76 86 1 1+73 Large/Fine Large/Normal Medium/Fine Medium/Normal Small/Fine Small/Normal RAW RAW+Large/Fine Auto Lighting Optimizer (p.103) Drive mode (p.70,71) u Single shooting i Continuous shooting Q Self-timer/ Remote control l Self-timer:2 sec q Self-timer: Continuous Shots remaining Shots remaining during WB bracketing Self-timer countdown Bulb exposure time Metering mode (p.86) q Evaluative metering w Partial metering r Spot metering e Center-weighted average metering AF mode (p.66) X One-Shot AF 9 AI Focus AF Z AI Servo AF g Manual Focusing Aperture c Main Dial pointer (p.77) ISO speed (p.62) Flash exposure compensation (p.88) Highlight tone priority (p.194)

Quick Control icon (p.38) White balance (p.99) Q Auto W Daylight E Shade R Cloudy Y Tungsten light U White fluorescent light I Flash O Custom 2 White balance correction (p.101) B White balance bracketing (p.102) Eye-Fi transmission status* (p.208) Battery check (p.28) zxcn

* Displayed if an Eye-Fi card is used. The display will show only the settings currently applied.

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Nomenclature

Viewfinder Information
Spot metering circle Focusing screen AF point activation indicator < > AF points

<Z> ISO speed <2> White balance correction

<A> AE lock/ AEB in-progress

<o> Focus confirmation light Max. burst <0> Monochrome shooting ISO speed <A> Highlight tone priority Exposure level indicator Exposure compensation amount AEB range Red-eye reduction lamp-on indicator Aperture

<D> Flash-ready Improper FE lock warning <e> High-speed sync (FP flash) <d> FE lock/ FEB in-progress <y> Flash exposure compensation

Shutter speed FE lock (FEL) Busy (buSY) Built-in flash recycling (D buSY)

Card full warning (FuLL) Card error warning (Err) No card warning (Card)

The display will show only the settings currently applied.

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Nomenclature

Mode Dial The Mode Dial includes the Basic Zone modes, Creative Zone modes, and Movie shooting mode. Creative Zone These modes give you more control for shooting various subjects. d s a : Program AE (p.60) : Shutter-priority AE (p.78) : Manual exposure (p.83) AE (p.85)

f : Aperture-priority AE (p.80) 8: Automatic depth-of-field

Basic Zone All you do is press the shutter button. Fully-automatic shooting suiting the subject. 1: Full Auto (p.46) C: Creative Auto (p.55) Image Zone 7: Flash Off (p.49) 2 : Portrait (p.50) 3: Landscape (p.51) 4 : Close-up (p.52) 5: Sports (p.53) 6 : Night Portrait (p.54) k: Movie shooting (p.123)

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34) Hood mount (p.Nomenclature Lens Lens without a distance scale Focusing ring (p.33) Contacts (p.69.34) Focusing ring (p.35) Contacts (p.231) Focus mode switch (p.33) 21 .34) Filter thread (front of lens) (p.13) Lens with a distance scale Hood mount (p.231) Zoom position index (p.33) Zoom position index (p.13) Lens mount index (p.34) Distance scale Filter thread (front of lens) (p.231) Image Stabilizer switch (p.69.35) Lens mount index (p.120) Focus mode switch (p.120) Image Stabilizer switch (p.231) Zoom ring (p.33) Zoom ring (p.

Battery Charger LC-E8E Charger for Battery Pack LP-E8 (p.Nomenclature Battery Charger LC-E8 Charger for Battery Pack LP-E8 (p. Charge lamp Full-charge lamp Battery pack slot Power cord Power cord socket 22 . Battery pack slot Charge lamp Full-charge lamp Power plug This power unit is intended to be correctly orientated in a vertical or floor mount position.24).24).

205). The eyepiece cover is also attached to the strap (p. Attaching the Strap Pass the end of the strap through the camera’s strap mount eyelet from the bottom.Getting Started This chapter explains preparatory steps before you start shooting and basic camera operations. Pull the strap to take up any slack and make sure the strap will not loosen from the buckle. 1 Eyepiece cover 23 . Then pass it through the strap’s buckle as shown in the illustration.

As shown in the illustration. For safety reasons. It takes approx.Charging the Battery 1 Remove the protective cover. To detach the battery. 24 . follow the above procedure in reverse. 2 Attach the battery. Recharging starts automatically and the charge lamp turns orange. the full-charge lamp will turn green.10°C / 43°F .50°F) will take a longer time (up to 4 hours). 2 hours to fully recharge a completely exhausted battery at 23°C / 73°F. attach the battery securely. flip out the battery charger’s prongs and insert the prongs into a power outlet. For LC-E8E LC-E8E Connect the power cord to the charger and insert the plug into the power outlet. The time required to recharge the battery depends on the ambient temperature and battery’s charge level. recharging in low temperatures (6°C . For LC-E8 As shown by the arrow. LC-E8 3 Recharge the battery. When the battery is fully recharged.

a charged battery will gradually discharge and lose its power. The battery charger can also be used in foreign countries. The Battery Pack LP-E8 is dedicated to Canon products only. Do not charge any battery other than the Battery Pack LP-E8. Purchase a new battery. Do not attach any portable voltage transformer to the battery charger. the battery has reached the end of its service life. Doing so can damage the battery charger. remove the battery. After recharging the battery. When not using the camera. Storing the battery after it is fully charged can lower the battery’s performance. Using it with an incompatible battery charger or product may result in malfunction or accidents for which Canon cannot be held liable. 25 . If necessary. If the battery becomes exhausted quickly even after being fully charged. If the battery is left in the camera for a prolonged period. a small amount of power current is released. The battery charger is compatible with a 100 V AC to 240 V AC 50/ 60 Hz power source. Even during storage. resulting in excess discharge and shorter battery life.Charging the Battery Tips for Using the Battery and Charger Recharge the battery on the day before or on the day it is to be used. Store the battery with the protective cover attached. detach it and unplug the charger from the power outlet. attach a commercially-available plug adapter for the respective country or region.

Press the cover Removing the Battery Open the cover and remove the battery. Slide the lever as shown by the arrow and open the cover. Press the battery release lever as shown by the arrow and remove the battery. the battery Insert the end with contacts.until it snaps shut. After opening the battery compartment cover. the hinge might break. 26 .Installing and Removing the Battery Installing the Battery Load a fully charged Battery Pack LP-E8 into the camera. 1 Open the battery compartment cover. be sure to attach the protective cover to the battery. be careful not to swing it back further. 2 Insert the battery. 3 Close the cover. Insert the battery until it locks in place. Otherwise. To prevent short circuiting.

<2> : The camera is turned off and does not operate. the sensor cleaning will be executed automatically. Even during the sensor cleaning. To turn on the camera again. [Recording . About the Automatic Self-Cleaning Sensor Whenever you set the power switch to <1> or <2>. This is normal and not a problem. Set to this position when not using the camera. During the sensor cleaning. <1> : The camera turns on. the camera turns off automatically after about 30 seconds of non-operation. the LCD monitor will display <f>. the <f> icon might not be displayed. You can change the auto power-off time with the menu’s [5 Auto power off] setting (p. you can still shoot by pressing the shutter button halfway (p.37). If you set the power switch to <2> while an image is being recorded to the card. 27 . If you repeatedly turn the power switch <1>/<2> at a short interval.Turning on the Power If the date/time setting screen appears when you turn on the power switch. About Auto Power Off To save battery power..37) to stop the sensor cleaning and take a picture.139). see page 29 to set the date/time. just press the shutter button halfway (p..] will be displayed and the power will turn off after the card finishes recording the image.

• Using the lens Image Stabilizer. 470 shots without flash use and approx. The lens operation is powered by the camera’s battery. the battery level will be indicated in one of four levels: z : Battery level is OK. no Live View shooting. 28 . The Battery Grip BG-E8 approximately doubles the number of possible shots with two LP-E8 batteries installed. With size-AA/LR6 alkaline batteries. the number of possible shots at 23°C / 73°F is approx. n : Battery must be recharged. x : Battery level is slightly down.Turning on the Power Checking the Battery Level When the power switch is set to <1>. Battery Life Temperature No Flash 50% Flash Use At 23°C / 73°F Approx. 400 shots The figures above are based on a fully-charged Battery Pack LP-E8. 440 shots At 0°C / 32°F Approx. • Using the LCD monitor often. 270 shots with 50% flash use. and CIPA (Camera & Imaging Products Association) testing standards. 550 shots Approx. see page 109. • Often activating only the AF without taking a picture. the number of possible shots may be lower. 470 shots Approx. c : Battery will be exhausted soon. but adequate power remains. The number of possible shots will decrease with any of the following operations: • Pressing the shutter button halfway for a prolonged period. Depending on the lens used. For battery life with Live View shooting.

(Returns to b. If you store the camera without the battery or if the camera’s battery becomes exhausted. the [6] tab.3 Setting the Date and Time When you turn on the power for the first time or if the date/time has been reset. the date/time might be reset. select [Date/ Press the <U> key to select the [6] tab. Press <0> so <a> is displayed. Press the <M> button to display the menu. 1 Display the menu. Under 2 Time]. Press the <V> key to select [Date/ Time]. 29 . Press the <M> button to return to the shooting settings display. Be sure to set the correct date/time. Press the <V> key to set the number. Note that the date/time appended to recorded images will be based on this date/time setting. The date/time will be set. set the date/time again. Follow steps 3 and 4 to set the date/time. the Date/Time setting screen will appear.) setting. 4 Exit the the <U> key to select [OK]. Press then press <0>. The date/time set will start from when you press <0> in step 4. the 3 SetPress date and time. then press <0>.to select the the <U> key date or time number. then press <0>. If this happens.

Under the [6] 2 [LanguageK]. the the <V> key to select language. select Press the <U> key to select the [6] tab. Press the <V> key to select [LanguageK] (the third item from the top). tab. 30 . Press the <M> button to return to the shooting settings display. then press <0>. Press the <M> button to display the menu. the 3 SetPress desired language.3 Selecting the Interface Language 1 Display the menu. then press <0>. The interface language will change.

When you set the power switch to <1>. the card. the number of possible shots will be displayed on the LCD monitor. 3 Close the cover.138). image-recording quality. Installing the Card 1 Write protect switch Open the cover. ISO speed. 2 Insertshown by the illustration. Make sure the card’s write protect switch is set upward to enable writing/erasing.and slide it in the Close the cover direction shown by the arrow until it snaps shut.Installing and Removing the SD Card The captured images are recorded onto the card (sold separately). Slide the cover as shown by the arrow to open it. Possible shots The number of possible shots depends on the remaining capacity of the card. 31 . Setting the [1 Release shutter without card] menu option to [Disable] will prevent you from forgetting to install a card (p. face As the card’s label side toward you and insert it until it clicks in place. etc.

When the access lamp is lit or blinking. If you can transfer all the images in the card to a computer.140). Gently in the The card will stick out.. being erased. it indicates that the images are being written to or read by the card. remove and reinstall the card. If the card already contains recorded images. Pull the card straight out. the 2 Remove pushcard. Set the power switch to <2>. 32 . Doing so may damage the image data.Installing and Removing the SD Card Removing the Card 1 Access lamp Open the cover. If a card-related error message is displayed on the LCD monitor. transfer all the images and then format the card with the camera (p. then let go. While the access lamp is lit or blinking. • Opening the card slot cover. The card may then return to normal. card. use a different card. Make sure the access lamp is off. the image number might not start from 0001 (p. then open the cover. • Shaking or banging the camera around. • Removing the battery. Check that “Recording. Do not touch the card’s contacts with your fingers or metal objects.. If the error persists. never do any of the following. It may also damage the card or camera.42).” is not displayed on the LCD monitor. then close the cover. or data is being transferred.

Remove dust on the body cap before attaching it. Red index lens. Minimizing Dust When changing lenses. switch If it is set to <MF> (manual focus). autofocus will not operate. 2 Attach the lens’ red or white index with Align the the camera’s index matching the same color. be sure to attach the body cap to the camera. Remove the rear lens cap and the body cap by turning them as shown by the arrows. set the focus mode 3 On the to <AF> (autofocus). lens. Turn the lens as shown by the arrow until it snaps in place.Attaching and Detaching a Lens Attaching a Lens 1 White index Remove the caps. do it in a place with minimal dust. 4 Remove the front lens cap. 33 . When storing the camera without a lens attached.

Attach the rear lens cap to the detached lens. If the front part (focusing ring) of the lens rotates during autofocusing.) 35mm image size (36 x 24 mm / 1. do not touch the rotating part. Do not look at the sun directly through any lens.6x. If you want to zoom. Image sensor size (22.88 x 0. Turn the lens until it stops.Attaching and Detaching a Lens About Zooming To zoom. Turning the zoom ring after achieving focus may throw off the focus slightly. it will look like the lens focal length is increased by 1. Detaching the Lens While pressing the lens release button. then detach it.42 x 0.9 mm / 0.59 in. turn the lens as shown by the arrows. Doing so may cause loss of vision. turn the zoom ring on the lens with your fingers.94 in. do it before focusing. Image Conversion Factor Since the image sensor size is smaller than the 35mm film format.3 x 14.) 34 .

1 Set the IS switch to <1>.5-5. press the shutter button completely to take the picture. Set also the camera’s power switch to <1>.6 IS lens as an example.6 IS and EF-S 18-135mm f/3.About the Lens Image Stabilizer When you use the IS lens’ built-in Image Stabilizer. The Image Stabilizer will operate. The Image Stabilizer may not be effective for excessive shaking such as on a rocking boat. 3 Take thethe picture looks steady in the When viewfinder.6 IS lenses switch the IS mode automatically. * IS stands for Image Stabilizer. The Image Stabilizer may not be effective if the subject moves at the time of exposure. However. Some IS lenses enable you to switch the IS mode manually to suit the shooting conditions. 35 . picture. you can save battery power by switching the IS switch to <2>. The procedure explained here is based on the EF-S 18-55mm f/3. The Image Stabilizer can operate with the focus mode switch set to either <f> or <g>. If the camera is mounted on a tripod.5-5. 2 Press the shutter button halfway. the EF-S 18-55mm f/3. camera shake is corrected to obtain a less blurred shot.5-5. The Image Stabilizer is effective even when the camera is mounted on a monopod.

4. Press the shutter button lightly with your right hand’s index finger. 36 . To maintain a stable stance. If the camera’s dioptric adjustment still cannot provide a sharp viewfinder image. To shoot while looking at the LCD monitor.Basic Operation Adjusting the Viewfinder Clarity Turn the dioptric adjustment knob. Hold the lens bottom with your left hand. Turn the knob left or right until the nine AF points in the viewfinder look sharp. hold the camera still to minimize camera shake. Horizontal shooting Vertical shooting 1. 5. 2. Holding the Camera To obtain sharp images. Press your arms and elbows lightly against the front of your body. see page 107. Press the camera against your face and look through the viewfinder. place one foot in front of the other. 6. using Dioptric Adjustment Lens E (10 types. Wrap your right hand around the camera grip firmly. 3. sold separately) is recommended.

• Press the shutter button halfway to autofocus. If you press the shutter button completely without pressing it halfway first or if you press the shutter button halfway and then press it completely immediately. You can press the shutter button halfway. you can instantly go back to shooting-ready by pressing the shutter button halfway.Basic Operation Shutter Button The shutter button has two steps. the camera will take a moment before it takes the picture. and image recording. 37 . Then you can further press the shutter button completely. It can cause blurred pictures. Even during the menu display. note the following: • Hold and steady the camera as shown on the previous page. Preventing Camera Shake Hand-held camera movement during the moment of exposure is called camera shake. image playback. The exposure setting (shutter speed and aperture) is displayed in the viewfinder (0). then slowly press the shutter button completely. Pressing completely This releases the shutter and takes the picture. To prevent camera shake. Pressing halfway This activates autofocusing and automatic exposure metering that sets the shutter speed and aperture.

In the Basic Zone modes (except C). When the shooting settings are displayed. 3 Take thethe shutter button completely to Press take the picture. 38 . you can select certain drive modes (p. press the <Q> button.72). This is called the Quick Control screen. The selected function is displayed on the screen’s bottom. the the <S> key to select function to be set.Q Using the Quick Control Screen You can directly select and set the shooting functions displayed on the LCD monitor. Turn the <6> dial to change the setting. The Quick Control screen will activate (7).70) and the imagerecording quality (p. the 2 SetPress desired setting. Basic Zone modes Creative Zone modes picture. 1 Display the Quick Control screen.

99) ISO speed (p.103) Drive mode (p.62) Highlight tone priority* (p.89) Shooting mode* (p. Press <0> to finalize the setting and return to the Quick Control screen.72) Picture Style (p.194) Flash exposure compensation (p.86) AF mode (p. You can also press the <U> key to change the setting.20) Image-recording quality (p. The respective setting screen will then appear (except for the shutter speed and aperture).88) Auto Lighting Optimizer (p.66) Asterisked functions cannot be set with the Quick Control screen.70) Metering mode (p. <0> 39 . Turn the <6> dial to change the setting.80) Shutter speed (p. select the function and press <0>.78) Exposure compensation/ AEB setting (p. Function Setting Display On the Quick Control screen.Q Using the Quick Control Screen Quick Control Screen Nomenclature Aperture (p.75) White balance (p.

<S> cross keys.3 Menu Operations You can set various functions with the menus such as the image-recording quality. the tabs and menu options displayed will be different. While looking at the LCD monitor. Creative Zone modes 3 Playback 1 Shooting Tab 5 Set-up 9 My Menu Menu settings Menu items 40 . etc. use the <M> button. <M> button <0> button LCD monitor <S> Cross keys Menu Screen Basic Zone modes Movie shooting mode * In Basic Zone modes and Movie shooting mode. date/time. and <0> button on the camera back.

3 Select the desiredkey to select the Press the <V> item. (Some settings require you to press either the <V> or <U> key to select it. 41 . <0> to setting. The explanation of menu functions hereinafter assumes that you have pressed the <M> button to display the menu screen.or <U> key to Press the <V> select the desired setting. 6 Exit the the <M> button to return Press to the shooting settings display. Press You can also turn the <6> dial to select a tab. Press the <M> button to display the menu.3 Menu Operations Menu Setting Procedure 1 Display the menu. A list of menu functions is on page 212. 2 Select athe <U> key to select a tab. 4 Select the setting. 5 SetPress desired set it. item.) The current setting is indicated in blue. then press <0>. tab. the setting.

then press <0>.3 Formatting the Card If the card is new or was previously formatted by another camera or computer. before formatting the card. the menu will reappear. When the formatting is completed. so make sure there is nothing you need to keep. press <0>. 1 Select [Format]. etc. If necessary. 42 . transfer the images to a computer. all images and data in the card will be erased.. then The card will be formatted. Even protected images will be erased. 2 Format the card. For low-level formatting. format the card with the camera. press the <L> button to checkmark [Low level format] with <X>. then select [OK]. When the card is formatted. select [Format]. Under the [5] tab. Select [OK].

the software in the card must be installed in your computer.224). This device incorporates exFAT technology licensed from Microsoft. Before using a new Eye-Fi card. The card is full with images or data. 43 . When the card is formatted or data is erased. The card was formatted by a different camera or a computer. execute low-level formatting or destroy the card physically to prevent the data from being leaked. normal formatting will have been completed and you can use the card as usual. only the file management information is changed. The card capacity displayed on the card format screen might be smaller than the capacity indicated on the card.3 Formatting the Card Execute [Format] in the following cases: The card is new. Even in this case. Be aware of this when selling or discarding the card. the formatting will take slightly longer than normal formatting. The actual data is not completely erased. Since low-level formatting will erase all recordable sectors in the card. You can stop the low-level formatting by selecting [Cancel]. About Low-level Formatting Do low-level formatting if the card’s recording or reading speed seems slow. A card-related error is displayed (p. Then format the card with the camera. When discarding the card.

press the <B> button to turn off the monitor. In such a case. the LCD monitor might not turn off automatically. menu screen. Appears when you press the <x> button.17. If this happens. When your eye nears the viewfinder eyepiece. Menu Functions Captured Image Appears when you press the <M> button. etc. 44 . If a fluorescent light is nearby. Press the button again to return to the previous screen. take the camera away from the fluorescent light. image.Switching the LCD Monitor Display The LCD monitor can display the shooting settings screen. Shooting Settings Displayed when the camera is turned on. This prevents the bright LCD monitor from interfering with your view. Press the button again to return to the previous screen. you can instantly return to the shooting settings screen (shown above) and shoot by pressing the shutter button halfway. the display-off sensor (p. If you look at the viewfinder while wearing sunglasses. While the menu screen or image is displayed as shown below. the LCD monitor might turn off. Pressing the <B> button turns the display on or off. The LCD monitor turns on again when your eye leaves the viewfinder eyepiece. 146) turns off the LCD monitor automatically.

With the Basic Zone modes.103). Also. It is also enabled by default in the Creative Zone modes (p. the Auto Lighting Optimizer will adjust the image automatically to obtain the optimum brightness and contrast. all you do is point and shoot and the camera sets everything automatically (p. The settings (functions set automatically) which cannot be set by the user are grayed out. 2 About the Auto Lighting Optimizer In the Basic Zone modes.210).Basic Shooting and Image Playback This chapter explains how to use the Basic Zone modes on the Mode Dial for best results and how to playback images. to prevent botched pictures due to mistaken operations. major shooting settings cannot be changed in the fully-automatic modes. Ba si cZ one 45 .

The captured image will be displayed for about 2 sec. 46 . 3 Focus the subject. At the same time. and Press the shutter button the lens will adjust the focus. you can push it back down with your fingers. If necessary. The dot inside the AF point achieving focus flashes briefly in red. on the LCD monitor. 2 Aim any AF point over the subject. the beeper will sound and the focus confirmation light <o> in the viewfinder will light. Focus confirmation light picture. 4 Take thethe shutter button completely to Press take the picture. halfway. the built-in flash will popup automatically. If the built-in flash has popped up. and generally the closest object will be focused. Aiming the center AF point over the subject will make focusing easier.1 Fully Automatic Shooting 1 AF point Set the Mode Dial to <1>. All the AF points will be used to focus.

1 Fully Automatic Shooting

FAQ
The focus confirmation light <o> blinks and focus is not achieved. Aim the AF point over an area having good contrast, then press the shutter button halfway (p.202). If you are too close to the subject, move away and try again. Sometimes multiple AF points flash simultaneously. This indicates that focus has been achieved at all those AF points. When the AF point covering the desired subject flashes, take the picture. The beeper continues to beep softly. (The focus confirmation light <o> does not light.) It indicates that the camera is focusing continuously on a moving subject. (The focus confirmation light <o> does not light.) While the beeper is beeping, you can press the shutter button completely to shoot a moving subject in focus. Pressing the shutter button halfway does not focus the subject. When the focus mode switch on the lens is set to <MF> (Manual Focus), the camera does not focus. Set the focus mode switch to <AF> (Auto Focus). Although it is daylight, the flash popped up. For a backlit subject, the flash may pop up to help reduce the subject’s dark shadow. In low light, the built-in flash fired a series of flashes. Pressing the shutter button halfway may trigger the built-in flash to fire a series of flashes to assist autofocusing. This is called AF-assist beam. It is effective up to approx. 4 meters/13.1 feet away. Although flash was used, the picture came out dark. The subject was too far away. The subject should be within 5 meters/16.4 feet from the camera. When flash was used, the bottom part of the picture came out unnaturally dark. The subject was too close to the camera, and a shadow was created by the lens barrel. The subject should be at least 1 meter/3.3 feet away from the camera. If a hood has been attached to the lens, remove it before taking the flash picture.

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Recomposing the Shot

Depending on the scene, position the subject toward the left or right to create a balanced background and good perspective. In the <1> (Full Auto) mode, while you press the shutter button halfway to focus a still subject, the focus will be locked. You can then recompose the shot and press the shutter button completely to take the picture. This is called “focus lock”. Focus lock is also possible in other Basic Zone modes (except <5> Sports).

Shooting a Moving Subject

In the <1> (Full Auto) mode, if the subject moves (distance to camera changes) during or after you focus, AI Servo AF will take effect to focus the subject continuously. As long as you keep aiming the AF point on the subject while pressing the shutter button halfway, the focusing will be continuous. When you want to take the picture, press the shutter button completely.

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7 Disabling Flash
In places where flash photography is prohibited, use the <7> (Flash Off) mode. This mode is also effective for candlelight scenes when you want to capture the ambient light.

Shooting Tips
If the numeric display in the viewfinder blinks, take care to prevent camera shake. Under low light when camera shake is prone to occur, the viewfinder’s shutter speed display will blink. Hold the camera steady or use a tripod. When using a zoom lens, use the wide-angle end to reduce blur caused by camera shake. Taking portraits without flash. Under low light, the person must not move until the picture is taken. If the person moves during the exposure, he or she might look blurred in the picture.

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The <2> (Portrait) mode blurs the background to make the human subject stand out. It also makes flesh tones and the hair look softer than with the <1> (Full Auto) mode.

Shooting Tips
The farther the distance between the subject and background, the better. The further the distance between the subject and background, the more blurred the background will look. The subject will also stand out better in front of a plain, dark background. Use a telephoto lens. If you have a zoom lens, use the telephoto end to fill the frame with the subject from the waist up. Move in closer if necessary. Focus the face. Check that the AF point covering the face flashes in red.

If you hold down the shutter button, you can shoot continuously to obtain different poses and facial expressions. (max. approx. 3.7 shots/sec.) If necessary, the built-in flash will pop up automatically.

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Use the <3> (Landscape) mode for wide scenery, night scenes, or to have everything in focus from near to far. The greens and blues also become more vivid and sharper than with <1> (Full Auto).

Shooting Tips
With a zoom lens, use the wide-angle end. When using the wide-angle end of a zoom lens, objects near and far will be in focus better than at the telephoto end. It also adds breadth to landscapes. Shooting night scenes. Since the built-in flash will be disabled, this mode <3> is also good for night scenes. Use a tripod to prevent camera shake. If you want to photograph a person against a night scene, set the Mode Dial to <6> (Night Portrait) and use a tripod (p.54).

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use the <4> (Close-up) mode. If you are too close to the subject and the bottom of the picture looks dark. move away from the subject. the focus confirmation light <o> will blink.8ft>. Under low light. A simple background makes the flower.. To make small things appear much larger. Shooting Tips Use a simple background. stand out better. Some lenses have indications such as <40. With a zoom lens. If you are too close to the subject. the built-in flash will fire. use the telephoto end. Check the lens for its minimum focusing distance.4 Shooting Close-ups When you want to photograph flowers or small things up close. using the telephoto end will make the subject look larger. use a macro lens (sold separately). If you have a zoom lens. 52 .25m/0. etc. Move to the subject as close as possible. The lens minimum focusing distance is measured from the <V> (focal plane) mark on the camera to the subject.

continuous shooting (max. Use the center AF point to focus. the beeper will continue beeping softly. whether it is a child running or a moving vehicle.5 Shooting Moving Subjects To photograph a moving subject. press the shutter button completely. Under low light when camera shake is prone to occur. the focus confirmation light <o> will blink. If you hold down the shutter button. Using a telephoto lens is recommended so you can shoot from afar.7 shots per sec. When you want to take the picture. the viewfinder’s shutter speed display on the bottom left will blink.) and autofocusing will take effect. use the <5> (Sports) mode. Hold the camera steady and shoot. 3. If focus cannot be achieved. Aim the center AF point over the subject. During autofocusing. then press the shutter button halfway to auto focus. approx. 53 . Shooting Tips Use a telephoto lens.

4 feet from the camera.6 Shooting Portraits at Night To shoot someone at night and obtain a natural-looking exposure in the background. use a tripod to prevent camera shake. Keep the person within 5 meters/16. If the self-timer is also used. Shooting Tips Use a wide-angle lens and a tripod. use the <6> (Night Portrait) mode.4 feet from the camera. When using a zoom lens. Tell the subject to keep still even after the flash fires. use the wide-angle end to obtain a wide night view. the built-in flash will fire automatically to obtain a good exposure of the person. Under low light. the self-timer lamp will light briefly when the picture is taken. Also. Shoot also with <1> (Full Auto). The effective distance of the built-in flash is 5 meters/16. shooting also with <1> (Full Auto) is recommended. 54 . Since camera shake is prone to occur with night shots.

4 Take thethe shutter button completely to Press take the picture. selftimer and remote control settings will be retained. <Q> 2 Press the use thebutton. etc. However. The default settings are the same as the <1> (Full Auto) mode. If you change the shooting mode or if the power turns off via auto power off (p. the image-recording quality. A brief description of the selected function is displayed on the screen’s bottom. picture. The Creative Auto screen appears on the LCD monitor.139) or by the power switch being set to <2>. Press the shutter button halfway to return to the screen in step 2. color tone (Picture Style). * CA stands for Creative Auto. depth of field. 1 Set the Mode Dial to <C>.C Creative Auto Shooting Basic Zone modes except <C> (Creative Auto) take care of everything. whereas the <C> Creative Auto mode enables you to easily change the picture’s brightness. see page 56-57. the Creative Auto settings will revert to the default. For details about each function. the 3 SetPress desired setting. the the <S> key to select function to be set. Turn the <6> dial to change the setting. 55 . to select You can <S> key the function (7).

Depending on the lens and shooting conditions.C Creative Auto Shooting Shutter speed and aperture (1) (2) (3) (4) (6) (5) Possible shots Battery check (1) Flash firing <a> (Auto flash). 56 . the background might not look so blurred. the picture will look brighter. see “Disabling Flash” on page 49. This setting cannot be set (grayed out) while the built-in flash is popped up. If you move it toward the right. If you want to blur the background. (3) Adjusting the picture brightness If you move the index mark toward the left. the picture will look darker. If you set <b> (Flash off). When flash is used. see “Shooting Portraits” on page 50. (2) Blurring/sharpening the background If you move the index mark toward the left. the background will look more in focus. If you move it toward the right. it will not be applied. or <b> (Flash off) can be selected. <D> (Flash on). the background will look more blurred.

57 . <q> (Self-timer:Continuous): After 10 sec. (5) Single. landscapes..C Creative Auto Shooting (4) Image effects Besides the standard image effect.7 frames per second (fps). <Q> (Smooth skin tones): Effective for close-ups of women or children.75: Picture Style) <P> (Standard): Standard image effect applicable to most scenes. continuous. you can display the [Drive mode] selection screen and set the same settings. (p. <V> (Monochrome image): Creates black-and-white photos. * By pressing <0>.204). <Q> (Self-timer/Remote control): See the “Using the Self-timer” note ( ) on p. Press the <V> key to set the number of multiple shots (2 to 10) to be taken with the selftimer. (6) Image-recording quality To set the image-recording quality. you can display the [Quality] selection screen and set the same settings. <R> (Vivid blues and greens): For impressive landscapes. see “Setting the Image-recording Quality” on page 72-74. By pressing <0>. or black-and-white photos. the set number of shots is taken continuously.71. and self-timer shooting <i> (Continuous shooting): Shoot continuously at a maximum of about 3. you can set it for portraits. Remote control shooting is also possible (p.

For more details on the playback procedure. Each time you press the <B> button. To view images starting with the first (oldest) image. 1 Playback the image. image. the display format will change. 2 Select theimages starting with the last To view image. 58 . press the <Y> key. press the <Z> key. the last captured image will be displayed. 3 Exit the the <x> button to exit the Press image playback and return to the shooting settings display. When you press the <x> button. With no information displayed Basic information displayed Histogram display Detailed information display image playback.x Image Playback The easiest way to playback images is explained below. see page 155.

most functions are set automatically and cannot be changed. The difference between the Basic Zone modes and <d> is explained on page 210. * <d> stands for Program. In the <d> (Program AE) mode.Creative Shooting In the Basic Zone modes. you can set various functions and be more creative. to prevent spoiled shots. * AE stands for Auto Exposure. 3 59 . the camera sets the shutter speed and aperture automatically to obtain a standard exposure. In the <d> (Program AE) mode.

Look through the viewfinder and aim the selected AF point over the subject. 60 . This is called Program AE. 4 Take the picture. the camera sets the exposure (shutter speed and aperture) automatically. The shutter speed and aperture will be set automatically and displayed in the viewfinder. A correct exposure will be obtained as long as the shutter speed and aperture display do not blink. and press the Compose the shot shutter button completely. 1 Set the Mode Dial to <d>. 3 Check the shutter speed and aperture display. 2 Focus the subject. The dot inside the AF point achieving focus flashes briefly in red. and the focus confirmation light <o> in the viewfinder’s bottom right lights (with One Shot AF + automatic AF point selection). Then press the shutter button halfway.d: Program AE To obtain a good exposure of the subject.

press the <I> (Flash) button to pop up the built-in flash. turn the <6> dial to change the shutter speed and aperture setting combination (program).62) or use the built-in flash (p.62) or use flash (p. and built-in flash are set automatically to prevent spoiled shots. Differences Between <d> and <1> (Full Auto) With <1>.210). The program can be shifted. In the <d> mode. 61 . In very low light or very bright light. decrease the ISO speed. In low light (30" 3. built-in flash. You can freely set the AF mode. Program shift is not possible with flash. the program shift will be canceled.64). In bright light (4000 22). With <d>.5). drive mode.64). only the shutter speed and aperture are set automatically. many functions such the AF mode.d: Program AE Shooting Tips Change the ISO speed or use the built-in flash. To match the subject and ambient lighting level. The functions you can set are limited. either increase the ISO speed (p. and other functions (p. After you take the picture. drive mode. you can change the ISO speed (p. the shutter speed and aperture display will blink when you press the shutter button halfway. So under low light. the built-in flash will not fire automatically. as shown in the figure. (Program shift) After pressing the shutter button halfway.

192). Long exposures can also cause irregular colors in the image. In the Basic Zone modes.194). In the [7 Custom Functions (C. 62 . the settable ISO speed range will be ISO 200 . In the [7 Custom Functions (C.63). “H” (equivalent to ISO 12800) can also be set (p. 1 Press the <Z> button. the ISO speed. the ISO speed will be set automatically (p. 2 SetTurn the <6> dial or press the <U> key to select the ISO speed.Z: Changing the ISO SpeedN Set the ISO speed (image sensor’s sensitivity to light) to suit the ambient light level. (9) [ISO speed] will appear.Fn)] menu. You can also set the ISO speed in the viewfinder while turning the <6> dial.64). ISO Speed Guide ISO Speed 100 .Fn)] menu. dots of light.63). if [ISO expansion] is set to [1: On]. When you shoot at high ISO speeds. the farther the flash range will be (p.6400 (p.400 400 . etc. noise (banding.) may appear.1600 1600 . Using a high ISO speed or shooting in high-temperature conditions may result in more grainy images. the ISO speed is set automatically (p.6400. With “AUTO” selected. if [Highlight tone priority] is set to [1: Enable]. H Shooting Situation (No flash) Sunny outdoors Overcast skies or evening time Dark indoors or night Flash Range The higher the ISO speed.

the ISO speed will be displayed in whole-stop increments of 100.Z: Changing the ISO SpeedN About “AUTO” for Automatic ISO Speed If the ISO speed is set to “AUTO”. in the image’s shooting information. ISO 100 or a higher ISO will be set.3200 Automatically set within ISO 100 . As indicated below. you can set the maximum ISO speed within ISO 400 6400. select [ISO Auto]. Under the [y] tab. *3: In the <d/8> modes and Basic Zone modes <except 6>. the actual ISO speed may be set more precisely.6400*1 Fixed at ISO 100 Fixed at ISO 400*2*3 *1: Depending on the maximum ISO speed that has been set. the ISO speed will be set within this range. *2: If fill flash results in overexposure. 200. 800. When “AUTO” is set. However. the actual ISO speed to be set will be displayed when you press the shutter button halfway. ISO 400 1600 will be set automatically if bounce flash is used with an external Speedlite. you may find an ISO speed like 125 or 640 displayed as the ISO speed. Shooting Mode 1/7/3/4/5/6/C d/s/f/a/8 2 With flash ISO Speed Setting Automatically set within ISO 100 . the ISO speed will be set automatically to suit the shooting mode. then press <0>. then press <0>. 1600. 63 . or 3200. Therefore. Select the ISO speed. 400. 3 Setting the Maximum ISO Speed for Auto ISON For Auto ISO. If the maximum ISO speed has been set to [400] or [800].

Effective Flash Range ISO Speed 100 200 400/AUTO 800 1600 3200 6400 H: 12800 Wide Angle 1 .69 1 .5 / 3.5 .138 [Approx. While the flash is recycling. the shutter speed (1/60 sec.5 . “DbuSY” is displayed in the viewfinder.5 .21 / 3.5 .15 / 3.) will be set automatically to prevent camera shake.6 IS lens / EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5 / 3.3.11 / 3.11 1 .5 . . you can press the <D> button anytime to take flash pictures.13 / 3.5 . 2 Press the shutterof the viewfinder.6 IS lens 64 .5 . 1 Press the <D> button.86 EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5 .6.24 1 . In the <d> mode.1/200 sec.30 / 3. the flash will fire for the picture.5 .7.31 1 .5 .43 1 . just pop up the built-in flash and press the shutter button to take flash pictures. button halfway.5 .2.61 1 .26 / 3. In Creative Zone modes.5 . low light.22 1 .42 / 3. in meters / feet] Telephoto 1 .15 1 .5-5.5 .49 1 .12 1 .9. or backlit conditions in daylight.7.5 / 3. In the bottom left check that the <D> icon is lit.D Using the Built-in Flash In indoors.19 / 3.34 1 . and [BUSYD] is displayed on the LCD monitor.5 / 3. picture.5 .4.97 1 .5-5.5 .3.5 / 3.5 / 3.5 .5 / 3. 3 Take thefocus is achieved and you When press the shutter button completely.5 1 .17 1 .5.5 / 3.

select [Red-eye reduc. When you press the shutter button halfway.]. then press <0>. the red-eye reduction lamp will light. or when you go closer to the subject. 3 Using Red-eye Reduction Using the red-eye reduction lamp before taking a flash picture can reduce red eye. 65 .3 feet away from the subject.D Using the Built-in Flash Shooting Tips If the subject is far away. the viewfinder display on the bottom will gradually turn off. check the image on the LCD monitor to make sure the flash exposure looks good (not dark at the bottom). the picture will be taken. Select [Enable]. The red-eye reduction feature is most effective when the subject looks at the red-eye reduction lamp. when you press the shutter button halfway. The effectiveness of red-eye reduction varies depending on the subject. when the room is well lit. In bright light. If the exposure setting in the viewfinder blinks. take the picture after this display turns off. then press <0>. the bottom of the picture might look dark due to the obstructed flash. For important shots. increase the ISO speed. you can extend the flash range. decrease the ISO speed. If the lens has a hood attached or you are too close to the subject. Red-eye reduction will work in any shooting mode except <7> <3> <5> <k>. For flash photography. Detach the lens hood and keep at least 1 meter/3. decrease the ISO speed. Then when you press the shutter button completely. By increasing the ISO speed. For best results. Under the [1] tab.

86). When you press the shutter button halfway. The camera will then autofocus in the selected AF mode. the <ZE> button. While you hold down the shutter button halfway. set the focus mode switch to <AF>. to select the AF Press the <U> key mode. the dot inside the AF point achieving focus lights briefly in red. the camera will focus only once. then press <0>. 1 On the lens. [AF 3 Select the AF mode. the exposure setting will be set at the same time focus is achieved. With evaluative metering (p.E: Changing the AF ModeN You can select the AF mode suiting the shooting conditions or subject. 2 Press mode] will appear. You can then recompose the shot if desired. In the Basic Zone modes. When focus is achieved. and the focus confirmation light <o> in the viewfinder will also light. One-Shot AF for Still Subjects Suited for still subjects. Aim the AF point over the subject and press the shutter button halfway. the optimum AF mode is set automatically. 4 Focus the subject. 66 . the focus will be locked.

202). During autofocusing. the beeper will not sound even when focus is achieved. AI Servo AF for Moving Subjects This AF mode is for moving subjects when the focusing distance keeps changing. the camera will detect the movement and change the AF mode automatically to AI Servo AF. the subject will be focused continuously. if the subject moves away from the center AF point. focus tracking continues as long as the subject is covered by another AF point. Recompose the picture and try to focus again. When focus is achieved in the AI Focus AF mode with the Servo mode active. Also. While you hold down the shutter button halfway. the focus confirmation light <o> in the viewfinder will not light. a picture cannot be taken even if the shutter button is pressed completely. After the subject is focused in the One-Shot AF mode.E: Changing the AF ModeN If focus cannot be achieved. the focus confirmation light <o> in the viewfinder will not light. The exposure is set at the moment the picture is taken. Or see “When Autofocus Fails” (p. If the [1 Beep] menu is set to [Disable]. the camera first uses the center AF point to focus. the beeper will not sound when focus is achieved.68) is automatic. AI Focus AF for Automatic Switching of AF Mode AI Focus AF switches the AF mode from One-Shot AF to AI Servo AF automatically if the still subject starts moving. the focus confirmation light <o> in the viewfinder will blink. If this occurs. However. if the subject starts moving. the beeper will sound softly. 67 . When the AF point selection (p. With AI Servo AF.

all the AF points are active. the AF point covering the closest subject will be selected to focus. (9) The selected AF point will be displayed on the LCD monitor and in the viewfinder. Pressing <0> toggles the AF point selection between the center AF point and automatic AF point selection. Therefore. automatic AF point selection will be set. <s>.to select the AF Press the <S> key point. While looking at the viewfinder. <f>. 3 Focus the selected AF point over the Aim subject and press the shutter button halfway to focus. you can select the AF point by turning the <6> dial until the desired AF point lights in red. the subject. you can select one AF point to focus where you want. and <a> modes. 1 Press the <S> button. When all AF points light up. With the <d> (Program AE). 68 .S Selecting the AF PointN In the Basic Zone modes. Generally. 2 Select the AF point. the camera sometimes may not focus the subject you want.

0 to f/2. MF: Manual Focusing 1 Set the lens focus mode switch to <MF>. use One-Shot AF and focus the eyes. select and use the center AF point. If you focus the eyes first. and the focus confirmation light <o> in the viewfinder will light. The center AF point is the most sensitive among the nine AF points. First use the center AF point to focus. the beeper sounds.8. the AF point achieving focus flashes in red briefly. 69 . lens focusing Focus by turning the Focusing ring ring until the subject looks sharp in the viewfinder. To make it easier to focus a moving subject. high-precision focusing is possible with the center AF point. the other AF points will continue to focustrack the subject automatically. Also. set the camera to automatic AF point selection and AI Servo AF. If the subject moves away from the center AF point. with a fast lens from f/1. If you press the shutter button halfway during manual focusing. 2 Focus the subject. you can then recompose and the face will remain sharp.S Selecting the AF PointN Shooting Tips When shooting a portrait up close. If it is difficult to focus.

Flash can also be used.i Continuous ShootingN You can shoot up to about 3. the continuous shooting speed will be slower. This is effective for shooting a child running toward you or capturing the different facial expressions. the continuous shooting speed may become slightly slower depending on the subject and the lens used. 2 Select <i>. 1 Press the <YiQ> button.193) is set to [2: Strong]. The camera shoots continuously while you hold down the shutter button fully. the maximum continuous shooting burst will greatly decrease.Fn)] menu’s [High ISO speed noise reduction] (p. the camera will focus only once during continuous shooting. Press the <U> then press <0>. • For moving subject When AI Servo AF is set. The continuous shooting speed might also decrease indoors and under low light. • For still subjects When One-Shot AF is set. Shooting Tips Also set the AF mode matching the subject. 70 . focusing will be continuous during continuous shooting. key to select <i>. Since the flash will require recycling time.7 shots per sec. If the [7 Custom Functions (C. 3 Take the picture. In AI Servo AF mode.

beeper.48) on an object at about the same distance as where you will stand. to select the Press the <U> key desired self-timer. it may throw off the exposure. Q: 10-sec. (p. With <q>. If you will not look through the viewfinder when you press the shutter button. self-timer The remote control can also be used. 3 Take the picture. and countdown display (in seconds) on the LCD monitor.205). You can check the self-timer operation with the self-timer lamp. press the <YiQ> button. the self-timer lamp will stay on and the beeper will sound faster. Look through the viewfinder. To cancel the self-timer after it starts. When using the self-timer to shoot only yourself.58). After taking self-timer shots. use focus lock (p. you should check the image for proper focus and exposure (p. self-timer plus continuous shots Press the <V> key to set the number of multiple shots (2 to 10) to be taken with the self-timer.j Using the Self-timer 1 Press the <YiQ> button. Two seconds before the picture is taken.204) l: 2-sec. the interval between the multiple shots may be prolonged depending on the shooting functions settings such as the image-recording quality or flash.106) q: 10-sec. then press the shutter button completely. focus the subject. If stray light enters the viewfinder when the picture is taken. self-timerN (p. then press <0>. 71 . 2 Select the self-timer. attach the eyepiece cover (p.

and Standard Picture Style. * The file size.3 Setting the Image-recording Quality You can select the number of megapixels to record (approx.1 24. and other settings. 17. card brand. then press <0>.0. ISO 100. the respective For quality’s megapixel count (***M). Custom Functions. 8.9. 72 . image size in pixels (****x****). 17.5M) Approx.9 megapixels (18M) Approx.7 2. 17.5 megapixels) and the image quality. Select the desired quality. Under the [1] tab. Guide to Image-recording Quality Settings (Approx.) Quality 73 83 74 84 76 86 1 1+73 High quality Pixels Recorded Approx. 2 Selectyour reference.5 24. 4.5+6.4 1.2 3.4 Possible Maximum Shots Burst 570 1120 1070 2100 1670 3180 150 110 34 1120 1070 2100 1670 3180 6 3 Medium quality JPEG Low quality High quality * Based on Canon’s testing standards with a 4GB card. the image-recording quality. 1 Select [Quality]. select [Quality].9 megapixels (18M) File Size (MB) 6. 8. number of possible shots. ISO speed. [Quality] will appear.5 megapixels (4. or 4.2 1. and maximum burst will vary depending on the subject.4 3. and the number of possible shots [***] will be displayed.0 megapixels (8M) Approx. then press <0>.

7x21cm/ 1 83. you may be able to take more shots than was indicated. The number of possible shots displayed is only an estimate. the images will be in the JPEG type commonly used in digital cameras.7cm/7. 73 . it might be fewer than indicated.3in. Other than 1.) 76 86 74 84 1+73 17. Be careful not to shoot without a card in the camera. I took more shots than the number of possible shots indicated. Depending on the shooting conditions. When should I use 1? 1 images require processing with your computer.9. Even with the same number of pixels.3 Setting the Image-recording Quality FAQ I want to select the image-recording quality matching the paper size for printing.8x10cm/5. If A3 (42x29. selecting a 73 higher quality (more pixels) such as 73.5x11.) you want to crop the image. If 8 is selected. but more images can be saved to the card.9in. For details. What’s the difference between 7 and 8? It indicates a different image quality due to a different compression rate. 1. Does the camera display the maximum burst? The maximum burst is displayed in the viewfinder’s right side.8x12. see “About 1” and “About 1+73” on the next page. Refer to the diagram on the left when Paper size choosing the image-recording quality. any number higher than 9 will be displayed only as “9.7in.0x5. the image quality will be slightly lower. or 1+73 is recommended.” Note that this number will also be displayed even when no card is installed in the camera. Since it is only a single-digit indicator 0 .7x8. Or. 83 A4 (29. 14.8x3.0in. 11.7cm/16. the 7 image has higher image quality.

The two images are saved to the card simultaneously.JPG for JPEG and . JPG File extension 1. CR2 0001 .193) settings (Standard/Low/Strong/Disable) are applied to the recorded images. The two images will be saved in the same folder with the same file numbers (file extension . 74 . the images are displayed without noise reduction during image playback (on the LCD monitor and on a TV screen) or direct printing.Fn)] menu’s [High ISO speed noise reduction] Although the [7 Custom Functions (C.CR2 for RAW). they also offer flexibility for image adjustments possible only with 1. About 1+73 1+73 records both a 1 and 73 image with a single shot. Using the provided software is recommended.3 Setting the Image-recording Quality About 1 1 is the raw image data before it is made into 73 or other images. Commercially-available software might not be able to display RAW images. 73 images can be viewed or printed even with a computer which does not have the camera’s provided software.) You can check the noise reduction effect or print noise-reduced images with Digital Photo Professional (provided software). 1 is effective when you want to precisely adjust the image yourself or shoot an important subject. Although 1 images require software like Digital Photo Professional (provided) so they can be displayed on the computer.Fn)] menu’s [High ISO speed noise reduction] (p. 1 image 73 image File number 0001 . (Noise may be noticeable in the images. 1+73 and [7 Custom Functions (C.

you can adjust the skin tone. then press <0>. [Picture Style] will appear. 1 Press the <XA> button. picture. This is a general-purpose Picture Style suitable for most scenes. This Picture Style is also selected automatically when the Mode Dial is set to <3>. By changing the [Color tone] (p. sharp. Picture Style Effects P Standard (C: Standard) The image looks vivid. 3 Take theand press the shutter button Focus completely. Effective for close-ups of women or children. 75 . The picture will be taken with the selected Picture Style applied. R Landscape (C: Vivid blues and greens) For vivid blues and greens. you can obtain image effects matching your photographic expression or the subject. This Picture Style is also selected automatically when the Mode Dial is set to <2>. The image looks softer.A Selecting a Picture StyleN By selecting a Picture Style.92). and crisp. Effective for impressive landscapes. and very sharp and crisp images. 2 Select athe <U> key to select a Press Picture Style. Picture Style. Q Portrait (C: Smooth skin tones) For nice skin tones.

U Faithful This Picture Style is for users who prefer to process images with their computer. [Landscape]. 1-3 You can register a basic style such as [Portrait]. a Picture Style file. W User Def. When [Monochrome] is selected. If you want to later shoot pictures in color. For natural colors and subdued images. etc. and adjust it as desired (p. the color is adjusted colorimetrically to match the subject’s color. Other than with 1. the black-and-white image cannot be reverted to color. 76 . V Monochrome (C: Monochrome image) Creates black-and-white images. Any User Defined Picture Style which has not been set will have the same settings as the Standard Picture Style. The image is dull and subdued..A Selecting a Picture StyleN S Neutral This Picture Style is for users who prefer to process images with their computer.91). When the subject is captured under a color temperature of 5200K. make sure the [Monochrome] setting has been canceled. <0> will appear in the viewfinder.

77 . All the functions introduced in this chapter can also be used with the <d> (Program AE) mode introduced in Chapter 3. all the shooting modes can be used in combination with the functions introduced in Chapter 3. 4 c About the Main Dial Pointer The pointer icon <c> displayed together with the shutter speed. Except for <8>. aperture setting. or exposure compensation amount indicates that you can turn the <6> dial to adjust the respective setting. The second half of this chapter. starting with “Changing the Metering Mode” explains the methods to adjust the exposure and the Picture Styles. The first half of this chapter explains how to use the <s> <f> <a> <8> modes on the Mode Dial.Advanced Shooting This chapter builds on the previous chapter and introduces more ways to shoot creatively.

* <s> stands for Time value. the desired shutter speed. However. Shutter Speed Display The LCD monitor displays the shutter speed as a fraction. the viewfinder displays only the denominator.5 sec.s: Action Shots You can either freeze the action or create motion blur with the <s> (Shutter-priority AE) mode on the Mode Dial. picture. “0"5” indicates 0.) Blurred motion (Slow shutter speed: 1/30 sec. Turning the <6> dial to the right sets a faster shutter speed. 2 SetSee “Shooting Tips” for advice on setting the shutter speed. the picture will be taken at the selected shutter speed. Frozen action (Fast shutter speed: 1/2000 sec. 3 Take theyou focus and press the When shutter button completely. 78 .) 1 Set the Mode Dial to <s>. Also. and “15"” is 15 sec. and turning it to the left sets a slower one.

Use a tripod to prevent camera shake. to 1/500 sec. If you use a telephoto lens. hold it steady to prevent camera shake. If this happens. turn the <6> dial to the right to set a faster shutter speed or decrease the ISO speed. If the exposure will be too bright. to 30 sec. the flash output will be set automatically (autoflash exposure) to match the automatically-set aperture. If you exceed the adjustable aperture range. If this happens. Using the Built-in Flash To obtain a correct flash exposure. Use a fast shutter speed such as 1/4000 sec.s: Action Shots Shooting Tips To freeze the action or moving subject. To blur a running child or animal giving the impression of fast movement. The flash sync speed can be set from 1/200 sec. Follow the moving subject through the viewfinder and press the shutter button to take the picture. the aperture display will also change to maintain the same exposure (amount of light reaching the image sensor). the minimum aperture (highest number) will blink. or slower. How to blur a flowing river or water fountain. Set the shutter speed so that the aperture display does not blink in the viewfinder. to 1/30 sec. If the exposure will be too dark. Use a medium shutter speed such as 1/250 sec. If you press the shutter button halfway and change the shutter speed while the aperture is displayed. turn the <6> dial to the left to set a slower shutter speed or increase the ISO speed. the maximum aperture (smallest number) will blink. Use a slow shutter speed of 1/15 sec. 79 . the aperture display will blink to indicate that the standard exposure cannot be obtained.

the smaller the aperture opening will be. The apertures displayed will differ depending on the lens.6) 1 Set the Mode Dial to <f>. the desired aperture. Turning the <6> dial to the right will set a higher f-number. 2 SetThe higher the aperture f-number. picture. If no lens is attached to the camera. Aperture Display The higher the f-number. Sharp foreground and background (With a high aperture f-number: f/32) Blurred background (With a low aperture f-number: f/5. * <f> stands for Aperture value which is the size of the diaphragm hole inside the lens. 3 Take theand press the shutter button Focus completely. set the Mode Dial to <f> (Aperture-priority AE) to adjust the depth of field (range of acceptable focus). “00” will be displayed for the aperture. The picture will be taken with the selected aperture.f: Changing the Depth of Field To obtain a blurry background or to make everything near and far look sharp. and turning it to the left will set a lower f-number. 80 . the sharper the picture will look with a wider depth of field.

f: Changing the Depth of Field Shooting Tips When using an aperture with a high f-number. Under low light. the “30"” (30 sec. If you press the shutter button halfway and change the aperture while the shutter speed is displayed. a telephoto lens has a narrow depth of field.) shutter speed display will blink. the shutter speed can be as long as 30 sec. turn the <6> dial to the right to set a higher aperture f-number or decrease the ISO speed. the shutter speed display will also change to maintain the same exposure (amount of light reaching the image sensor).) shutter speed display will blink. turn the <6> dial to the left to set a lower aperture f-number or increase the ISO speed. the narrower the depth of field. A higher aperture f-number will make the shutter speed slower. you need not set a high aperture f-number to obtain a sharp picture from the foreground to the background. note that camera shake can occur in low light scenes. And the closer the subject. Since wide-angle lenses have a wide depth of field (range of acceptable focus in front of and behind the point of focus). If the picture will be too bright. If the picture will be too dark. In such cases. Set the aperture so that the shutter speed display does not blink in the viewfinder. the “4000” (1/4000 sec. The depth of field depends not only on the aperture. If this happens. but also the lens and subject distance. If you exceed the adjustable shutter speed range. On the other hand. 81 . A farther subject will have a wider depth of field. the shutter speed display will blink to indicate that the standard exposure cannot be obtained. If this happens. increase the ISO speed and hold the camera steady or use a tripod.

speed in Av mode] to [1: 1/ 200-1/60 sec. auto] or [2: 1/200 sec.f: Changing the Depth of Field Using the Built-in Flash To obtain a correct flash exposure. 82 . If you are handholding the camera. the flash output will be set automatically to match the set aperture (autoflash exposure). You can then check the depth of field (range of acceptable focus) through the viewfinder. The depth-of-field effect can be clearly seen on the Live View image as you change the aperture and press the depth-of-field preview button (p.112).30 sec. The shutter speed will be set automatically between 1/200 sec. keep it steady to prevent camera shake. If you do not want a slow shutter speed to be used. Both the subject and background look properly exposed (automatic slow-speed flash sync). the main subject is exposed with the automatic flash. set the [7 Custom Functions (C.192). and the background is exposed with a slow shutter speed set automatically. to suit the scene’s brightness. Using a tripod is recommended. Depth of Field PreviewN Press the depth-of-field preview button to stop down to the lens’s current aperture setting. In low light. (fixed)] (p.Fn)] menu’s [Flash sync. .

With flash. 83 . * <a> stands for Manual. Standard exposure index 3 Set the exposure and take the picture. Exposure level mark If the [2 Auto Lighting Optimizer] (p. If the amount set exceeds ±2 stops. To set the aperture.103) is set to anything other than [Disable]. The flash sync speed can be set within 1/200 sec. the flash exposure will be set automatically to match the aperture that was set. to 1/30 sec. the exposure level mark will move. the image may still look bright even if a darker exposure has been set. hold down the <O> button and turn the <6> dial. The exposure level indicator in the viewfinder indicates the exposure level up to ±2 stops from the standard exposure index at the center. the end of the exposure level indicator will display <I> or <J>. While you change the shutter speed and aperture. You can decide which exposure level to set. or to bulb. To set the shutter speed. 1 <6> <O> + <6> Set the Mode Dial to <a>. turn the <6> dial.a: Manual Exposure You can set both the shutter speed and aperture manually as desired. 2 Set the shutter speed and aperture.

A bulb exposure keeps the shutter open for as long as you hold down the shutter button.204. Since bulb exposures produce more noise than usual.204) for bulb exposures. p. the image might look a little grainy. It can be used to photograph fireworks. noise reduction] to [1: Auto] or [2: On] (p. using a tripod and Remote Switch (p.Fn)] menu’s [Long exp. Press the button again to stop the bulb exposure. the bulb exposure will start immediately or 2 sec.193). later. turn the <6> dial to the left to set <BULB>. When you press the remote controller’s transmit button.a: Manual Exposure Bulb Exposures In step 2 on the preceding page. The elapsed exposure time will be displayed on the LCD monitor. etc. You can reduce this noise by setting the [7 Custom Functions (C. 205) is recommended. You can also use a remote controller (sold separately. 84 . For bulb exposures.

All the AF points will function to detect the subject. The shutter speed display in the viewfinder blinks. 3 Take the picture. and the aperture required to attain the necessary depth of field will be set automatically. 1 Set the Mode Dial to <8>. The desired depth of field will not be obtained. Either use a wide-angle lens or move farther away from the subjects. The exposure is correct. but the desired depth of field cannot be obtained. Increase the ISO speed. All the subjects covered by the AF points flashing in red will be in focus. the subject. the result will be the same as using the <d> mode with flash. Flash can be used. If the “4000” shutter speed blinks. FAQ The aperture display in the viewfinder blinks. 85 . * <8> stands for Auto-Depth of field. it means that the subject is too bright. it means that the subject is too dark. Decrease the ISO speed. 2 Focus the AF points over the subjects Aim and press the shutter button halfway (0). This mode sets the depth of field automatically. however. Use a tripod to steady the camera. A slow shutter speed has been set. I want to use flash. If the “30"” shutter speed blinks.8: Automatic Depth-of-Field AE Objects in the foreground and background will be in focus automatically.

The camera sets the exposure automatically to suit the scene. The gray area in the figure is where the brightness is metered to obtain the standard exposure. Under the [2] tab.select the the <U> key to metering mode. then press <0>. w Partial metering Effective when the background is much brighter than the subject due to backlighting. This metering mode is set automatically in Basic Zone modes. e Center-weighted average metering The brightness is metered at the center and then averaged for the entire scene. Normally. 1 Select [Metering mode]. The gray area in the left figure is where the brightness is metered to obtain the standard exposure. r Spot metering This is for metering a specific part of the subject or scene. This metering mode is for advanced users. q Evaluative metering This is an all-around metering mode suited for portraits and even backlit subjects.q Changing the Metering ModeN The metering mode measures the subject’s brightness to determine the correct exposure. etc. evaluative metering is recommended. This metering mode is for advanced users. the 2 SetPress metering mode. 86 . select [Metering mode]. then press <0>.

you should follow the instructions for [2 Exp. After taking the picture. comp./AEB] on page 89.Setting Exposure CompensationN O Setting Exposure Compensation Set exposure compensation if the exposure (without flash) does not come out as desired. (Increased exposure) Making it darker: Hold down the <O> button and turn the <6> dial to the left. the exposure compensation indicator in the viewfinder can only display the setting up to ±2 stops. (Decreased exposure) As shown in the figure. 87 . the exposure level is displayed on the LCD monitor and in the viewfinder. Although you can set the exposure compensation up to ±5 stops in 1/3-stop increments. Making it brighter: Hold down the <O> button and turn the <6> dial to the right. If you want to set the exposure compensation beyond ±2 stops. the end of the exposure level indicator will display <I> or <J>. hold down the <O> button and turn the <6> dial to reset the exposure compensation to zero. Increased exposure for a brighter image Decreased exposure for a darker image Dark exposure Brighter with increased exposure If the amount set exceeds ±2 stops. This feature can be used in Creative Zone modes (except <a>).

38).89). 2 Select [y]. the <y> will appear in the viewfinder. After taking the picture. The exposure compensation can also be set with the [2 Expo. comp.Setting Exposure CompensationN y Flash Exposure CompensationN Set flash exposure compensation if the flash exposure of the subject does not come out as desired. turn the <6> dial to the right. the image may look bright even if a decreased exposure compensation or flash exposure compensation has been set. turn the <6> dial to the left. Select [Flash exp.<S> key to select [y*]. setting] option. If the [2 Auto Lighting Optimizer] (p.149). The Quick Control screen will activate (7). With the shooting settings displayed. 1 Display the Quick Control screen. To make the flash exposure brighter. do steps 1 to 3 to return the flash exposure compensation amount to zero. (Increased exposure) Or to make it darker.] will be displayed at the bottom. comp] (p. (Decreased exposure) When you press the shutter button halfway. press the <Q> button (p.103) is set to anything other than [Disable]. You can set the flash exposure compensation up to ±2 stops in 1/3-stop increments./ AEB] menu (p. 3 Set the flash exposure compensation amount. You can also set and cancel the flash exposure compensation with the [1 Flash control] menu’s [Built-in flash func. Press the [Flash exposure comp. 88 .

the AEB amount will be displayed on the LCD monitor. If AEB is combined with exposure compensation. decreased exposure. and increased exposure. This is called AEB (Auto Exposure Bracketing).3 Auto Exposure BracketingN This feature takes exposure compensation a step further by varying the exposure automatically with three shots (±2 stops in 1/3-stop increments) as shown below. When you press the shutter button halfway. comp. Press the <U> key to set the exposure compensation amount. You can then choose the best exposure. Under the [2] tab. The three bracketed shots will be taken in this sequence: Standard exposure. then press <0>. Press <0> to set it. 89 . Standard exposure Darker exposure (Decreased exposure) Brighter exposure (Increased exposure) 1 Select [Expo./AEB]./AEB]. select [Expo. the AEB amount. 2 SetTurn the <6> dial to set the AEB amount. 3 Take theand press the shutter button Focus completely. AEB will be applied centering on the exposure compensation amount. comp. AEB amount picture.

Centering on the exposure compensation amount. decreased exposure. Using AEB with the self-timer or wireless remote control. etc. Shooting Tips Using AEB with continuous shooting. Neither flash nor bulb exposures can be used with AEB.57). With <q> set. decreased exposure. The three bracketed shots will be exposed in the following sequence: Standard exposure.70) has been set and you press the shutter button completely. Press the shutter button three times to take the three bracketed shots. With the self-timer or wireless remote control (<Q> or <l>). the three bracketed shots will be taken continuously in this sequence: Standard exposure. 90 . flash recycling is complete. and increased exposure. The AEB setting will be canceled automatically if the power switch is set to <2>. AEB will be applied.3 Auto Exposure BracketingN Canceling AEB Follow steps 1 and 2 to turn off the AEB amount display. and increased exposure. If the [2 Auto Lighting Optimizer] (p. Using AEB with exposure compensation. If <i> continuous shooting (p. the AEB’s effect might be minimal.103) menu is set to other than [Disable]. Using AEB with <u> single shooting. you can take three continuous shots. the number of continuous shots will be three times the number set (p.

the 4 SetPress parameter. then press <0>. The Picture Style selection screen will reappear. then press <0>. screen will appear. Press the <M> button to save the adjusted parameters. Picture 2 Select a a Picture Style.key to adjust the the <U> parameter as desired. <B> button. see page 93. The Picture Style selection screen will appear.A Customizing a Picture StyleN You can customize a Picture Style by adjusting individual parameters like [Sharpness] and [Contrast]. 3 Select a a parameter such as Select [Sharpness]. To customize [Monochrome]. To see the resulting effects.then press the Select Style. then press <0>. 91 . Under the [2] tab. take test shots. parameter. 1 Select [Picture Style]. select [Picture Style]. Any parameter settings different from the default will be displayed in blue. The Detail set.

Contrast Adjusts the image contrast and the vividness of colors. set it toward the minus end. you can revert the respective Picture Style to its default parameter settings. set it toward the F end. Saturation The image’s color saturation can be adjusted. the more yellow the skin tone will look. the redder the skin tone will look. The closer it is to E. To make the skin tone less red. set it toward the E end. To increase the contrast. set it toward the minus end. The closer it is to H. the more diluted the colors will look. To decrease the contrast. To decrease the color saturation. The above adjustments will not be applied to the Picture Styles used in the <C> (Creative Auto) mode. the crisper the image will look. To increase the color saturation. The closer it is to H. set it toward the plus end. the bolder the colors will look. Color tone The skin tones can be adjusted. set it toward the minus end. The closer it is to G. To make the skin tone redder. By selecting [Default set. The closer it is to G. set it toward the plus end. set it toward the plus end. The closer it is to G. the softer the image will look. The closer it is to F. To make it sharper. the sharper the image will look.A Customizing a Picture StyleN Parameter Settings and Effects Sharpness Adjusts the sharpness of the image. 92 .] in step 3. the blander the image will look. The closer it is to H. To make it less sharp.

and the white clouds will look crisper. The blue sky will look slightly darker. The blue sky will look more natural. The blue sky will look quite dark. Fall leaves will look crisper and brighter. Filter N: None Ye: Yellow Or: Orange R: Red G: Green Sample Effects Normal black-and-white image with no filter effects. Increasing the [Contrast] will make the filter effect more pronounced. The sunset will look more brilliant. you can make white clouds or green trees stand out more. Skin tones and lips will look fine. 93 . It can make the image look more impressive. lToning Effect By applying a toning effect. you can also set [Filter effect] and [Toning effect] in addition to [Sharpness] and [Contrast] explained on the preceding page. kFilter Effect With a filter effect applied to a monochrome image. you can create a monochrome image in that color. Tree leaves will look crisper and brighter.A Customizing a Picture StyleN Monochrome Adjustment For Monochrome. The following can be selected: [N:None] [S:Sepia] [B:Blue] [P:Purple] [G:Green].

3]. then press the Select [User Def. select [Picture Style]. Style] selected. or [User Def. then press <0>. [User Def. 94 . 3 Press <0>.*]. To adjust the parameters of a Picture Style which has been registered to the camera with the provided software. 4 Select the base Pictureselect the Press the <V> key to base Picture Style. screen will appear. Style. The Detail set. 2]. <B> button. then press <0>. 2 Select [User Def. 1 Select [Picture Style]. adjust its parameters as desired and register it under [User Def. You can also adjust the parameters of a Picture Style which has been registered to the camera with the provided software. 1]. press With [Picture <0>. select the Picture Style here. You can create Picture Styles whose parameter settings such as for sharpness and contrast are different. Under the [2] tab.A Registering a Picture StyleN You can select a base Picture Style such as [Portrait] or [Landscape].]. The Picture Style selection screen will appear.

*] and then shoot. If you execute [Clear all camera settings] (p. The base Picture Style will be indicated on the right of [User Def. To shoot with the registered Picture Style.144).A Registering a Picture StyleN parameter. the 6 SetPress parameter. all the [User Def. changing the base Picture Style in step 4 will nullify the parameter settings of the registered Picture Style. then press <0>. then press <0>. *] will be displayed in blue. The name of the Picture Style having any modified settings (different from the default) registered under [User Def. follow step 2 on page 75 to select [User Def. For details. Press the <M> button to register the new Picture Style. *]. see “Customizing a Picture Style” on pages 91-93. If a Picture Style has already been registered under [User Def.key to adjust the the <U> parameter as desired. The Picture Style selection screen will then reappear. 95 . *] settings will revert to the default. 5 Select a a parameter such as Select [Sharpness]. *].

then [sRGB] press <0>. In Basic Zone modes. the file name will start with “_MG_” (first character is an underscore). About Adobe RGB This color space is mainly used for commercial printing and other industrial uses.0 (Exif 2. 96 .3 Setting the Color SpaceN The color space refers to the range of reproducible colors. Post-processing of the image with software will therefore be required. With this camera.0 (Exif 2. select [Color space]. 2 SetSelectdesiredor [Adobe RGB]. and Design rule for Camera File System 2.21).21). The image will look very subdued in a sRGB personal computer environment and with printers not compatible with Design rule for Camera File System 2. sRGB is recommended. the color space. Under the [2] tab. Adobe RGB. See explanations about the ICC profile in the PDF Software Instruction Manual on the CD-ROM. sRGB is set automatically. For normal shooting. This setting is not recommended if you do not know about image processing. The ICC profile is not appended. If the image is captured with the color space set to Adobe RGB. you can set the color space to sRGB or Adobe RGB for captured images. 1 Select [Color space]. then press <0>.

* When the lens’ focus mode switch is set to <MF>. 3 Recompose to maintain the AE lock If you want the while taking more shots. Press the <A> button to lock the exposure. and take picture. button. AE Lock Effects Metering Mode (p. Press the shutter button halfway.86) AF Point Selection Method (p. Each time you press the <A> button. it locks the current auto exposure setting. q* wre AE lock is applied at the center AF point.A AE LockN Use AE lock when the area of focus is to be different from the exposure metering area or when you want to take multiple shots at the same exposure setting. This is called AE lock. The exposure setting will be displayed. AE lock is applied at the center AF point. Manual Selection AE lock is applied at the selected AF point.68) Automatic Selection AE lock is applied at the AF point that achieved focus. (0) 2 Press the <A>lights in the viewfinder The <A> icon to indicate that the exposure setting is locked (AE lock). then recompose and take the shot. hold down the <A> button and press the shutter button to take another shot. 97 . It is effective for backlit subjects. 1 Focus the subject.

“FEL” is displayed for a moment and <d> will light. The flash will fire a preflash and the required flash output is calculated and retained in memory. (8) 3 Press thespot-metering circle over the Aim the subject. Get closer to the subject and repeat steps 2 to 4. In the viewfinder. Each time you press the <A> button. 98 . the <D> icon will blink. Spot metering circle 2 Focus the subject. a preflash is fired and the required flash output is calculated and retained in memory. 4 Take the picture. <A> button. This feature can also be used with a Canon EX-series Speedlite. The flash is fired to take the picture. and press the Compose the shot shutter button completely. then press the <A> button. * FE stands for Flash Exposure. Press the shutter button halfway and look in the viewfinder to check that the <D> icon is lit. 1 Press the <D> button to pop-up the built-in flash. If the subject is too far away and beyond the effective range of the flash.A FE LockN FE lock locks the flash exposure setting over the desired area of the subject.

the Press the <U> key to select desired white balance. white object should fill the spot metering circle. In Basic Zone modes. 2 Select the white balance. Do this procedure under the actual light source to be used. 1 Photograph a white object. [White appear. Focus manually and set the standard exposure for the white object. you can select the white balance to match the light source or set it manually by shooting a white object. Spot metering circle 99 . The “Approx. the <Q> (Auto) setting will obtain the correct white balance. O Custom White Balance Custom white balance enables you to manually set the white balance for a specific light source for better accuracy. You can set any white balance. Normally. The plain. ****K” (K: Kelvin) displayed for the selected white balance <W> <E> <R> <Y> <U> is the respective color temperature. If naturallooking colors cannot be obtained with <Q>. <Q> will be set automatically.B: Setting the White BalanceN White balance (WB) is for making the white areas look white. then press <0>. <WB> 1 Press thebalance] will button.

the data for the registered personal white balance will be erased. data. The personal white balance registered with the provided software will be registered under <O>. an 18% gray card (commercially available) can produce a more accurate white balance. Press the <U> key to select <O>. 2 Select [Custom tab. press the <M> button to exit the menu. select [OK] and the data will be imported. If you do step 3. then press <0>. then press <0>. On the dialog screen which appears. 4 Select the custom white balance. Instead of a white object. 100 . a correct white balance might not be obtained. 3 Import the white balancecaptured in Select the image that was step 1. When the menu reappears.B: Setting the White BalanceN White Balance]. If the image was captured while the Picture Style was set to [Monochrome] (p. select [Custom Under the [2] White Balance]. then press <0>. If the exposure obtained in step 1 is way off. it cannot be selected in step 3. Press the <WB> button.76). The custom white balance selection screen will appear.

Under the [2] tab. White Balance Correction 1 Select [WB Shift/BKT]. G1 101 . On the upper right. This is for advanced users who are familiar with using color temperature conversion or color compensating filters. One level of the blue/amber correction is equivalent to 5 mireds of a color temperature conversion filter. M is magenta. then press <0>. A is amber. the correction. The color in the respective direction will be corrected. <2> will be displayed in the viewfinder and on the LCD monitor.2 White Balance CorrectionN You can correct the white balance that has been set. The WB correction/WB bracketing screen will appear. select [WB Shift/ BKT]. 2 SetPress white balance move the “ ” the <S> key to mark to the desired position. During the white balance correction. B is for blue. Each color can be corrected to one of nine levels. “Shift” indicates the direction and correction amount. (Mired: Measuring unit indicating the density of a color temperature conversion filter. and G is green. This adjustment will have the same effect as using a commercially-available color temperature conversion filter or color compensating filter.) Sample setting: A2. Press <0> to exit the setting and return to the menu. Pressing the <B> button will cancel all the [WB Shift/BKT] settings.

Turning the dial to the right sets the B/ A bracketing.2 White Balance CorrectionN White Balance Auto Bracketing With just one shot. the card will take longer to record the shot. Amber (A) bias. “BKT” stands for Bracketing. On the right. when you turn the <6> dial. B/A bias ±3 levels Bracketing Sequence The images will be bracketed in the following sequence: 1. Magenta (M) bias. and 3. three images having a different color balance can be recorded simultaneously. the maximum burst for continuous shooting will be lower and the number of possible shots will also decrease to one-third the normal number. Pressing the <B> button will cancel all the [WB Shift/BKT] settings. Standard white balance. the “ ” mark on the screen will change to “ ” (3 points). Standard white balance. and 3. Set the white balance bracketing amount. Based on the color temperature of the current white balance setting. the image will be bracketed with a blue/amber bias or magenta/green bias. 2. Blue (B) bias. Since three images are recorded for one shot. In step 2 for white balance correction. Press <0> to exit the setting and return to the menu. 2. White balance bracketing is possible up to ±3 levels in single-level increments. “Bracket” indicates the bracketing direction and correction amount. and turning it to the left sets the M/G bracketing. During WB bracketing. Green (G) bias. This is called white balance bracketing (WB-BKT). 102 . or 1.

Under the [2] tab. the image might still come out bright. In Basic Zone modes. If you want a darker exposure. then press <0>. 103 . With JPEG images. [Standard] is set automatically. If a setting other than [Disable] is set and you use exposure compensation.3 Auto Lighting OptimizerN If the image comes out dark or the contrast is low. Sample of corrected brightness Depending on the shooting conditions. 2 SetPress correctionkey to select the the <U> desired setting. recorded with the The image will be brightness and contrast corrected if necessary. it can be corrected with Digital Photo Professional (provided software). 3 Take the picture. flash exposure compensation. For RAW images. then press <0>. or manual exposure to darken the exposure. noise might increase. select [Auto Lighting Optimizer]. the brightness and contrast can be corrected automatically. 1 Select [Auto Lighting Optimizer]. the correction is done when the image is captured. set this to [Disable] first. the setting. The default setting is [Standard].

the correction is done when the image is captured.]. select [Peripheral illumin. the four corners of the picture might look darker. correct. recorded with the The image will be corrected peripheral illumination. Press the <V> key to select [Enable]. 1 Select [Peripheral illumin. Under the [1] tab. For RAW images. it can be corrected with Digital Photo Professional (provided software). screen. Correction enabled Correction disabled 104 .]. the 2 SetOn thecorrection setting. check that the attached lens’ [Correction data available] is displayed. If [Correction data not available] is displayed.3 Lens Peripheral Illumination Correction Due to the lens characteristics. This is called lens light fall-off or drop in peripheral illumination. then press <0>. then press <0>. correct. see “About the Lens Correction Data” on the next page. 3 Take the picture. The default setting is [Enable]. With JPEG images.

the correction amount will be lower. The correction amount applied will be slightly lower than the maximum correction amount settable with Digital Photo Professional (provided software). noise might appear on the image periphery. For JPEG images already captured.3 Lens Peripheral Illumination Correction About the Lens Correction Data The camera already contains lens peripheral illumination correction data for approx. Lens peripheral light correction is applied even when an Extender is attached. the lower the correction amount will be. the peripheral light correction will be applied automatically for any lens whose correction data has been registered in the camera. The higher the ISO speed. For details. When using a non-Canon lens. You can also register the correction data for unregistered lenses. In step 2. lens peripheral illumination correction cannot be applied. if you select [Enable]. the result will be the same as when the correction is set to [Disable]. If the correction data for the attached lens has not been registered to the camera. even if [Correction data available] is displayed. With EOS Utility (provided software). 25 lenses. Depending on shooting conditions. If the lens does not have distance information. see the PDF Software Instruction Manual (on the CD-ROM) for EOS Utility. you can check which lenses have their correction data registered in the camera. setting the correction to [Disable] is recommended. 105 .

there will be a shutter-release sound. then the picture is taken 2 sec. Remote control shooting. The mirror will swing up. keep pressing the shutter button completely (self-timer delay time + bulb exposure time). the mirror locks up. 106 . Even if <i> (Continuous shooting) has been set.Fn)] menu’s [Mirror lockup] and setting it to [1: Enable] (p. Do not point the camera toward the sun. The picture is taken and the mirror goes back down.195). mirror lockup is effective. If 30 seconds elapse after the mirror has locked up. press the shutter button completely. In such cases. Mirror lockup is enabled by selecting the [7 Custom Functions (C. Shooting Tips Using the self-timer <l> with mirror lockup. later. it will go back down automatically.Preventing Camera ShakeN The camera’s mechanical shake caused by the reflex mirror action can blur images taken with a super telephoto lens or close-up (macro) lens. 1 Focus the subject. Pressing the shutter button completely again locks up the mirror again. the mirror will lockup and the picture will be taken 2 sec. If you use the self-timer and mirror lockup in combination with a bulb exposure. remote control shooting together with mirror lockup can further prevent camera shake. delay. The sun’s heat can damage the camera’s internal components. Since you do not touch the camera when the picture is taken. With Remote Controller RC-6 set to a 2-sec. single shooting will take effect. When you press the shutter button completely. press the transmit button. but no picture will be taken. later. 2 Press the shutter button completely again. If you let go of the shutter button during the self-timer countdown.

see the PDF Software Instruction Manual on the CD-ROM. This is called “Live View shooting. camera shake can cause blurred images. For details. 5 About Remote Live View Shooting With EOS Utility (provided software) installed in your computer. you can connect the camera to the computer and shoot remotely while viewing the computer screen. 107 . Using a tripod is recommended. If you handhold the camera and shoot while viewing the LCD monitor.Shooting with the LCD Monitor (Live View Shooting) You can shoot while viewing the image on the camera’s LCD monitor.” Live View shooting is effective for still subjects which do not move.

100%. When you press the shutter button halfway. the camera will focus with the current AF mode. with AF or Before shooting. Press The picture will be taken and the captured image is displayed on the LCD monitor. Press the <A> button to end the Live View shooting. the camera will return to Live View shooting automatically. Press the <A> button. 3 Take thethe shutter button completely. After the image review ends. 2 Focus the subject. focus manual focus (p. The Live View image will appear on the LCD monitor. The image’s field of view is approx. The Live View image will closely reflect the brightness level of the actual image you capture. picture.A Shooting with the LCD Monitor 1 Display the Live View image.113-120). 108 .

but only one shot will be taken.A Shooting with the LCD Monitor To Enable Live View Shooting Under [6 Live View function settings]. 1 hr. During Live View shooting. at 23°C/73°F (with a fully-charged Battery Pack LP-E8). When flash is used. The sun’s heat can damage the camera’s internal components. Continuous Live View shooting is possible for approx. number of shots] Temperature At 23°C / 73°F At 0°C / 32°F Shooting Conditions No Flash 200 170 50% Flash Use 180 150 The figures above are based on a fully-charged Battery Pack LP-E8 and CIPA (Camera & Imaging Products Association) testing standards. there will be two shutter sounds. do not point the lens toward the sun. Battery Life with Live View Shooting [Approx. set [Live View shoot. 30 min.] to [Enable]. Cautions for using Live View shooting are on pages 121-122. 109 .

or bright-light conditions. the information display will change. the <g> icon and histogram will be grayed out (for your reference). However. The histogram might not be properly displayed in low.A Shooting with the LCD Monitor About the Information Display Each time you press the <B> button. 110 . AF point (Quick mode) White balance Picture Style Auto Lighting Optimizer Image-recording quality Drive mode AF mode •d : Live mode •c : Face detection Live mode •f : Quick mode Shutter speed AE lock Aperture Flash-ready Histogram AEB FEB Exposure simulation Battery check Highlight tone priority ISO speed Shots remaining Flash exposure compensation Exposure level indicator/ AEB range Magnifying frame When <g> is displayed in white. it indicates that the Live View image is not being displayed at the suitable brightness due to low or bright light conditions. If <g> is blinking. it indicates that the Live View image brightness is close to what the captured image will look like. the actual image recorded will reflect the exposure setting. If flash is used or bulb is set.

and AF mode.Shooting Function Settings Function settings particular to Live View shooting are explained here. Turn the <6> dial to change the setting. the AF points will also be displayed. In Creative Zone modes. Q Quick Control While the image is displayed on the LCD monitor. you can also set the white balance. 1 Press the <Q> button. drive mode. pressing the <Q> button will enable you to set the image-recording quality. Picture Style. function and set it. The setting of the selected function is displayed at the bottom. 111 . 2 Select athe <S> key to select the Press function to be set. and Auto Lighting Optimizer. When <f> is selected. The settable functions will be highlighted in blue.

113). 112 . If you select [y Dust Delete Data]. the exposure set for the first shot will also be applied to subsequent shots. Even while the Live View image is displayed.139). These functions do not take effect during viewfinder shooting. During continuous shooting.118). you can still set <M> functions and execute playback <x>. the Live View shooting will be terminated. The functions settable in this menu screen only apply during Live View shooting. [u Live mode] (p. [7 Clear settings].167. With the AV cable (provided) or HDMI cable (sold separately). Using <8> will be the same as using <d>. you can check the depth of field by pressing the depth-of-field preview button.204) for Live View shooting. In Creative Zone modes. Metering timer You can change how long the exposure setting is displayed (AE lock time). [6 Sensor cleaning]. the power will turn off automatically as set with [5 Auto power off] (p.Shooting Function Settings 3 Menu Function Settings The menu options under the [6] tab’s [Live View function settings] menu are explained below. you can display grid lines. or [7 Firmware Ver. p. AF mode You can select [Live mode] (p. 169).114). or [Quick mode] (p. You can also use a remote controller (sold separately. (camera power remains on). the Live View shooting will stop automatically after 30 min. If [5 Auto power off] is set to [Off]. Grid display With [Grid 1l] or [Grid 2m]. If the camera is not operated for a prolonged period. you can display the Live View image on a TV (p. The metering mode will be fixed to evaluative metering for Live View shooting.].

The AF point < > will appear. 1 Display the Live View image. magnify the image. While the Live View image is displayed. 113 . and [Quick mode] (p. Select the AF mode. set the lens focus mode switch to <MF>.120). If you want to achieve precise focus. Live Mode: d The image sensor is used to focus. achieving focus may be more difficult than with the Quick mode. and focus manually (p. press the <L> button. you can press the <Q> button to select the AF mode on the Quick Control screen. select [AF mode]. to move the AF Press the <S> key point to where you want to focus (it cannot go to the edges of the picture). [u Live mode] (face detection. Press the <A> button. Also. Although AF is possible with the Live View image displayed. the AF operation will take longer than with the Quick mode. p. Under [6 Live View function settings].118).Using AF to Focus Selecting the AF Mode The AF modes available are [Live mode].114). AF point 2 Move the AF point. To return the AF point to the center. The Live View image will appear on the LCD monitor.

114 . 4 Take thethe focus and exposure. human faces are detected and focused. Press the <A> button. <q> will be displayed. The Live View image will appear on the LCD monitor. Press the <U> key to move the <q> frame over the target face.Using AF to Focus the subject. picture. the AF point will turn green and the beeper will sound. When focus is achieved. 3 Focusthe AF point over the subject and Aim press the shutter button halfway. then Check press the shutter button completely to take the picture (p. the AF point will turn orange. Have the target person face the camera.108). the <p> frame will appear over the face to be focused. 1 Display the Live View image. u (Face detection) Live Mode: c With the same AF method as the Live mode. If multiple faces are detected. When a face is detected. If focus is not achieved.

the center AF point < > will be used to focus. Press the <L> button again to return to the u (face detection) Live mode. picture. the <p> will be grayed out.108). the AF point will turn orange. the AF mode will switch to the Live mode (p. Since AF is not possible with a face detected near the edge of the picture. The <p> focusing frame might cover only part of the face. too bright or too dark. If the lens enables manual focusing even while the lens focus mode switch is set to <f>. halfway and Press the shutter button the camera will focus the face covered by the <p> frame. turn the focusing ring to attain rough focus. When focus is achieved. then Check press the shutter button completely to take the picture (p. 115 . 3 Take thethe focus and exposure. If a face cannot be detected. The face will then be detected and <p> will be displayed.113). Then if you press the shutter button halfway. You can press the <S> key to move the AF point. face detection will not be possible. the AF point will turn green and the beeper will sound. If the focus is way off. titled horizontally or diagonally. the AF point < > will be displayed and AF will be executed at the center. An object other than a human face might be detected as a face. If focus is not achieved.Using AF to Focus 2 Focus the subject. When you press the <L> button. Face detection will not work if the face is very small or large in the picture. or partially hidden.

In the Live mode or u (face detection) Live mode. If you press the <u> button in the Live mode. Note that the AF speed may differ between the normal and magnified views. If this happens. the screen might flicker and focusing can be difficult. aim the center AF point over the subject to focus. the focus might be off.Using AF to Focus Live Mode and u (Face Detection) Live Mode Notes AF operation Focusing will take slightly longer. the image will be magnified at the AF point. 116 . if you shoot a peripheral subject and the target subject is slightly out of focus. return to the normal view and autofocus. Even when focus has been achieved. pressing the shutter button halfway will focus again. The AF-assist beam will not be emitted. If focusing is difficult in the magnified view. stop the Live View shooting and autofocus under the actual light source first. If the light source changes while the Live View image is displayed. In the u Live mode. pressing the <u> button will not magnify the image. The image brightness may change during and after the AF operation. If you autofocus in the Live mode’s normal view and then magnify the image. then take the picture.

or pattern keeps changing. A special effects filter is used. Under fluorescent lighting or when the image flickers. Stripes and other patterns where there is contrast only in the horizontal direction. Under a light source whose brightness. Autofocusing while the subject is way out of focus. Subjects which keep moving within the AF point and cannot keep still due to camera shake or subject blur. Extremely small subjects. Subjects strongly reflecting light. Night scenes or points of light. flat surfaces. color.Using AF to Focus Shooting conditions which can make focusing difficult: Low-contrast subjects such as the blue sky and solid-color. The AF point covers both a near and faraway subject (such as an animal in a cage). 117 . Soft focus effect is applied with a soft focus lens. A subject approaching or moving away from the camera. Subjects at the edge of the picture. Subjects in low light.

AF point 1 Display the Live View image. Although you can focus the target area quickly. the Live View image will be interrupted momentarily during the AF operation.66). and the larger box is the magnifying frame. The Live View image will appear on the LCD monitor. 118 . Press the <A> button. The small boxes on the screen are the AF points. Turn the <6> dial to select the AF point. using the same AF method as with viewfinder shooting. Press the <U> key to make the AF point selectable. the When you press the Quick Control screen will appear.<Q> button. Magnifying frame N 2 Select the AF point. The settable functions will be highlighted in blue.Using AF to Focus Quick Mode: f The dedicated AF sensor is used to focus in the One-Shot AF mode (p.

the beeper will sound and the Live View image will reappear. The Live View image will turn off. then Check press the shutter button completely to take the picture (p. 4 Take thethe focus and exposure.108). When focus is achieved. The AF point used to focus will light in red. Take the picture only while the Live View image is displayed. You cannot take a picture during autofocusing. picture. 119 . and AF will be executed. 3 Focusthe AF point over the subject and Aim press the shutter button halfway.Using AF to Focus the subject. the reflex mirror will go back down.

5 Take thethe focus and exposure.Focusing Manually You can magnify the image and focus precisely manually. press the <L> button. Turn the lens focusing ring to focus roughly. After achieving focus. To return the magnifying frame to the center. picture. While looking at AE lock Magnified area position Magnification turn the lens focusing ring to focus. Press the <S> key to move the Magnifying frame magnifying frame to the position where you want to focus. 1 Set the lens focus mode switch to <MF>. the image. press the <u> button to return to the normal view. 120 .108).the magnified image. 3 Magnifythe <u> button. Each time you press the <u> button. the view will change as follows: 5x 10x Normal view 4 Focus manually. then Check press the shutter button to take the picture (p. Press The part within the magnifying frame will be magnified. 2 Move the magnifying frame.

However. If this happens. the <E> icon may appear on the screen. stop and resume the Live View shooting under the actual light source to be used. 121 . If Live View shooting continues while the <E> warning icon is displayed and the camera’s internal temperature increases. If the light source within the image changes. if you set the [6 LCD brightness] to a bright setting. it might throw off the Live View image’s correct brightness momentarily. the actual captured image will correctly show the bright area. such as the sun. If you point the camera in a different direction. the chrominance noise will not be recorded in the captured image. However. You should stop Live View shooting and allow the camera to rest. the bright area might appear black on the LCD monitor. If there is a very bright light source in the picture. Wait until the brightness level stabilizes before shooting. About the <E> icon If the camera’s internal temperature becomes high. In low light. When you magnify the image. Live View shooting will be disabled until the camera’s internal temperature decreases. the image sharpness may look more pronounced than it really is. the Live View image might not reflect the brightness of the captured image.Notes About the Live View Image Under low or bright light conditions. If you then continue with Live View shooting. the image quality might degrade. the Live View shooting will stop automatically. the screen might flicker. chrominance noise may appear in the Live View image.

Custom Function Notes During Live View shooting. When you shoot at high ISO speeds. Notes About Lenses and Flash The focus preset feature on super telephoto lenses cannot be used. certain Custom Function settings will be disabled (p. the shutter speed and aperture will be displayed in red. Before taking a long exposure. the exposure might not come out as desired. noise (banding. the image may look bright even if a decreased exposure compensation or flash exposure compensation has been set. Return to the normal view before taking the picture. stop Live View shooting temporarily and wait several minutes before shooting. Modeling flash and test flash will not fire if an external Speedlite is used.) may appear. etc. This is to prevent image degradation. Live View shooting in high temperatures and at high ISO speeds may cause noise or irregular colors. the camera’s internal temperature may increase and it can degrade image quality.103) menu is set to anything other than [Disable].191). Terminate Live View shooting when not shooting images. dots of light. During the magnified view. If the [2 Auto Lighting Optimizer] (p. Even if you take the picture during magnified view. If you take the picture during magnified view. FE lock is not possible when the built-in flash or an external Speedlite is used.Notes About the Shooting Results When you shoot continuously with the Live View function for a long period. 122 . the image will be captured in the normal view.

And if you playback a movie on a card having a slow reading speed. If you use a slow-writing card when shooting movies. About Full HD 1080 Full HD 1080 indicates compatibility with HighDefinition featuring 1080 vertical pixels (scanning lines). 6 Cards which can record movies When shooting movies.Shooting Movies Set the Mode Dial to <k> to shoot movies. The movie recording format will be MOV. refer to the card manufacturer’s Web site. 123 . the movie might not be recorded properly. To check the card’s read/write speed. the movie might not playback properly. use a large-capacity SD card rated SD Speed Class 6 “ ” or higher.

2 Focus the subject. also read the Live View shooting cautions on pages 121 and 122. the “o” mark will be displayed on the upper right of the screen. To stop movie shooting. If necessary. When you press the shutter button halfway. autofocus Before shooting a or manual focus (p.movie. The sun’s heat can damage the camera’s internal components. While the movie is being shot. During movie shooting. to start Press the <A> button shooting a movie.113-120). do not point the lens toward the sun. 169). 124 . the camera will focus with the current AF mode. Autoexposure Shooting 1 Set the Mode Dial to <k>. The reflex mirror will make a sound. press <A> again.167. 3 Shooting the movie. then the image will appear on the LCD monitor. Cautions for movie shooting are on pages 135 and 136.k Shooting Movies Connecting the camera to a TV set is recommended to playback movies (p.

By holding down the <O> button and turning the <6> dial. The area enclosed by the semitransparent mask will be the movie image that is recorded.5mm dia.) to the camera’s external microphone IN terminal (p. The ISO speed. At 0°C/32°F: Approx. Pressing the shutter button halfway displays the shutter speed and aperture (p.126) on the screen’s bottom left. the unrecorded image areas will be displayed in black mask.. 1 hr. bottom. 125 . size] setting (p. the top. 40 min. The semitransparent mask size will change depending on the [n Movie rec. you can set the exposure compensation. AE lock is possible by pressing the <A> button (p. If you use Movie crop.k Shooting Movies One continuous movie will be recorded as one file.97). During movie shooting.16). and aperture are set automatically.16). With a fully-charged Battery Pack LP-E8. Monaural sound is recorded by the camera’s built-in microphone (p. Stereo sound recording is possible by connecting an external microphone equipped with a stereo mini plug (3. The sound recording level will be adjusted automatically. shutter speed. 1 hr. This is the exposure setting for taking a still photo. and right parts of the screen will have a semi-transparent mask. the total shooting time will be as follows: At 23°C/73°F: Approx. press the <S> button. left.131). To cancel AE lock during movie shooting. 20 min.

Movie shooting remaining time*/ Elapsed time Frame rate White balance Picture Style Auto Lighting Optimizer Image-recording quality Movie-recording size AF mode •d : Live mode •c : Face detection Live mode •f : Quick mode Shutter speed AE lock Aperture * Applies to a single movie clip. When movie shooting starts. the movie shooting remaining time will be displayed in red.k Shooting Movies About the Information Display Each time you press the <B> button. the movie shooting remaining time will change to the elapsed time. the information display will change. 126 . Battery check Exposure mode L: Autoexposure K: Manual exposure ISO speed Possible shots Exposure compensation amount AF point (Quick mode) Magnifying frame Recording movie If there is no card in the camera.

• Auto ISO setting: ISO 100 .k Shooting Movies Manual Exposure Shooting You can manually set the shutter speed. the speed.1/60 sec. The settable shutter speeds depend on the frame rate <9>. 5 SetPress ISO<Z> button and use the either <6> or <U> key to select the ISO speed. 2 Select [Movie exposure]. aperture. Using manual exposure to shoot movies is for advanced users. 1 Set the Mode Dial to <k>. <6> <O> + <6> 4 Set the shutter speed and aperture.1/30 sec. . 3 Select [Manual]. • 6 / 5 / 4: 1/4000 sec.[Movie Under the [o] tab. •8/7 : 1/4000 sec. then press <0>. To set the aperture. . turn the <6> dial. then the image will appear on the LCD monitor. then press <0>. and ISO speed for movie shooting. To set the shutter speed. The reflex mirror will make a sound. Select [Manual]. hold down the <O> button and turn the <6> dial.6400 127 .6400 • Manual ISO setting: ISO 100 . select exposure].

the movie image might flicker. The faster the shutter speed. shutter speed.173). If you playback the movie with “Shooting information display” (p. the less smooth the subject’s movement will look.k Shooting Movies and shoot the movie. With manual exposure shooting. Zooming while shooting a movie may record changes in the exposure. 6 Focus procedure is the same as steps 2 The and 3 for “Autoexposure Shooting” (p.124). you should not zoom while shooting a movie. AE lock and exposure compensation cannot be set. is recommended. to 1/125 sec. due to the drive of the lens aperture. the shooting mode. When shooting a movie of a moving subject. 128 . If you shoot a movie under fluorescent lighting. will be recorded. a shutter speed of 1/30 sec. Changing the aperture during movie shooting is not recommended since variations in the exposure. The image information (Exif) will record the settings used at the start of the movie shooting. If you use a lens whose aperture changes while you zoom. With Auto ISO. and aperture will not be displayed. the correct movie exposure will usually be obtained even if the light level changes.

The captured still photo will be recorded to the card. Functions particular to still shooting are shown below. If you take a still photo during movie shooting. 1 sec. you can also take a still photo by pressing the shutter button completely. Taking still photos during movie shooting The still photo will record the entire screen including the semitransparent mask. Canceled Single shooting (Self-timer not possible) Flash off 129 . Displayed when the shutter button is pressed halfway. Function Image-recording quality Exposure setting AEB Drive mode Flash Settings As set in the [1 Quality] menu. Shutter speed and aperture set automatically (or set manually for manual exposures). Other functions will be the same as for movie shooting. The card will record the movie and still photo as separate files.k Shooting Movies Shooting Still Photos While shooting a movie. the movie will have a still moment lasting approx. and the movie shooting will resume automatically when the Live View image is displayed.

1 Press the <Q> button. The settable functions will be highlighted in blue. The menu options under the [n] and [o] tabs are explained below. Auto Lighting Optimizer. movierecording size. The image-recording quality setting will be reflected in all shooting modes.Shooting Function Settings Function settings particular to movie shooting are explained here. image-recording quality (for still photos). Picture Style. When <f> is selected. and AF mode. Turn the <6> dial to change the setting. function and set it. pressing the <Q> button will enable you to set the white balance. 130 . the AF points will also be displayed. The name of the selected function is displayed at the bottom. 2 Select athe <S> key to select the Press function to be set. Q Quick Control While the image is displayed on the LCD monitor. 3 Menu Function Settings Display the movie menu.

Also. in [Live mode]. Russia. [7] [5] : For areas where the TV format is PAL (Europe. It will give a telephoto effect of about 7x. etc. Even if the AF mode has been set to [Quick mode].). Still photos cannot be taken. The Movie crop image cannot be magnified for focusing. etc. it will switch automatically to [Live mode] during movie shooting.). The aspect ratio will be 4:3. • Image size [1920x1080] [1280x720] [640x480] : Full HD (Full High-Definition) recording quality. Focusing may be difficult if the AF point covers both a near and far subject. Mexico. The aspect ratio will be 4:3. : HD (High-Definition) recording quality.Shooting Function Settings [n] Menu Movie-recording size You can select the movie’s image size [****x****] and frame rate [9] (frames recorded per second). The 9 (frame rate) displayed on the [Movie rec. [4] : Mainly for motion pictures. size] screen switches automatically depending on the [6 Video system] setting. Korea. Australia. [Crop 640x480] : Standard-definition recording quality. Noise and dots of light may be more noticeable than in other recording sizes. Notes for Movie crop Use a tripod to prevent hand-held camera shake. the AF point is displayed larger than with other recording sizes. This shooting mode is called Movie crop. • Frame rate (fps: frames per second) [8] [6] : For areas where the TV format is NTSC (North America. : Standard-definition recording quality. China. Japan. 131 .

approx. 330 MB/min. 1 megapixel at [1280x720].Shooting Function Settings Total Movie Recording Time and File Size Per Minute Movie-recording Size 6 [1920x1080] 5 4 [1280x720] [640x480] [Crop 640x480] 8 7 8 7 12 min. If you autofocus during movie shooting. 49 min. If the AF mode is [Quick mode]. you can extract a still image from the movie. and approx. Note that continuous focusing of a moving subject is not possible. 330 MB/min. Total Recording Time 4GB Card 16GB Card File Size After you start shooting a movie. you might momentarily throw the focus way off or change the exposure. 49 min. press the <A> button. AF during k When [Enable] is set. 39 min. [u Live mode]. You can select [Live mode]. 132 . (A new movie file starts being recorded.000 pixels at [640x480].) The semi-transparent or black mask on the top and bottom or on the left and right will not be recorded. or [Quick mode]. continuous autofocusing is not possible. 59 sec. 165 MB/min. AF is possible during movie shooting. 12 min. The still image quality will be as follows: Approx. To start movie shooting again. 2 megapixels at [1920x1080]. With ZoomBrowser EX/ImageBrowser (provided software). AF mode The AF modes will be the same as described on pages 113-119. 24 min. 1 hr. However. AF will be executed in Live mode. 300. the movie shooting will stop automatically if the file size reaches 4 GB or if the movie length reaches 29 min.

Set the shooting timing switch to <2>. Convenient when you want to focus and meter at different parts of the picture. then press the transmit button. Remote control shooting You can use the Remote Controller RC-6 (sold separately. For AF.Shooting Function Settings kShutter/AE lock button You can change the function assigned to the AE lock button and to when you press the shutter button halfway. • AF/AE lock: Normal function. • AE lock/AF: Press the shutter button halfway for AE lock. • AF/AF lock. press the shutter button to take a still photo without executing AF. 133 . If the switch is set to <o> (immediate shooting). • AE/AF. no AE lock: Press the shutter button halfway to execute AF. AE lock is not possible.204) to start and stop the movie shooting. press the <w> button. still photo shooting will take effect. press the <w> button. p. The AF mode setting will also be reflected in Live View shooting. Press the shutter button halfway to execute AF. Press the <w> button for AE lock. For AF. no AE lock: Press the shutter button halfway for metering. Convenient when you do not want to autofocus when taking a still photo during movie shooting. AE lock is not possible. While holding down the <w> button.

The Auto Lighting Optimizer will also be set automatically to [Disable] and cannot be changed.) to the camera’s external microphone IN terminal (p. kHighlight tone priority This can be set only when [Movie exposure] is set to [Manual].5mm dia. highlight detail will be improved. Metering timer You can change how long the exposure setting is displayed (AE lock time). shutter speed. Stereo sound recording is possible by connecting an external microphone (commercially available) equipped with a stereo mini plug (3. The dynamic range is expanded from the standard 18% gray to bright highlights. you can display grid lines.6400. The ISO speed range will be ISO 200 . If [Enable] is set.Shooting Function Settings [o] Menu Movie exposure Normally. The Grid display and Metering timer settings will also be reflected in Live View shooting. Grid display With [Grid 1l] or [Grid 2m]. Sound recording When the sound recording is set to [On]. and aperture for movie shooting (p. monaural sound will be recorded with the built-in microphone.127).16). Setting [Movie exposure] to [Manual] enables you to manually set the ISO speed. set this option to [Auto]. 134 . The gradation between the grays and highlights becomes smoother. The sound recording level will be adjusted automatically.

[2 Shooting 2] Menu The functions settable in this menu screen only apply when the Mode Dial is set to <k>. the movie recording size and movie shooting remaining time (p. These functions do not take effect in other shooting modes. The slower the card. If you take still photos during movie shooting. the movie shooting might stop. the faster the indicator will climb upward.126) will be displayed in red. Setting the still images’ recording quality low might improve this problem. It indicates how much data has not yet been written to the card (remaining capacity of the internal buffer memory). you can prevent (or reduce) these noises from being recorded. If movie shooting is not possible due to insufficient remaining capacity of the card. Notes on Movie Shooting Recording and Image Quality If the attached lens has an Image Stabilizer. If you use a tripod or if the Image Stabilizer is not necessary. The camera’s built-in microphone will also pick up camera operation noise. shoot a few test movies to see if the card can write fast enough. the Image Stabilizer will operate at all times even if you do not press the shutter button halfway. If you use a card having a slow writing speed. 135 . If you use a commercially-available external microphone. a five-level indicator might appear on the right of the screen during movie shooting. If the card has a fast writing speed. If the indicator becomes full. First. the indicator will either not appear or the level (if displayed) will hardly go upward. Do not connect anything other than an external microphone to the camera’s external microphone IN terminal. movie shooting Indicator will stop automatically. The Image Stabilizer will thereby consume battery power and may shorten the total movie shooting time or decrease the number of possible shots. you should set the IS switch to <2>.

Turn off the power and let the camera rest for a while. However. If you connect the camera to a TV set (p. that part might look momentarily still when you playback the movie.167. the <E> icon may appear on the screen. Playback and TV connection If the brightness changes during movie shooting. If this happens. The image quality of movies is not affected. the sound will be properly recorded. the TV will not output any sound during the shooting. the movie shooting will stop automatically. 136 . the actual movie will be properly recorded at the movie recording size that was set.167) and shoot a movie in [1920x1080] or [1280x720]. you will not be able to shoot again until the camera’s internal temperature decreases. 169) and shoot a movie. turn off the camera. If you take still photos while the <E> icon is displayed on the screen. However.Notes on Movie Shooting Camera’s internal temperature increase and image degradation If the camera’s internal temperature becomes high. the image quality may be degraded. If you connect the camera to a TV set with an HDMI cable (p. If the <E> icon is displayed and you keep shooting movies until the camera’s internal temperature rises further. When not shooting. the movie being shot will be displayed at a small size on the TV.

151) Manual Sensor Cleaning (p.139) File Numbering Methods (p.138) Setting the Auto Power-off Time (p.144) Preventing the LCD Monitor from Turning off Automatically (p.139) Adjusting the LCD Monitor Brightness (p.138) Card Reminder (p.143) Reverting the Camera to the Default Settings (p.146) Setting the Flash (p.142) Checking Camera Settings (p.147) Automatic Sensor Cleaning (p.150) Appending Dust Delete Data (p.140) Auto Rotation of Vertical Images (p.Handy Features Silencing the Beeper (p.153) 7 137 .146) Changing the Shooting Settings Screen Color (p.138) Setting the Image Review Time (p.

Under the [1] tab. If there is no card installed and you press the shutter button. the image review will be displayed up until the [Auto power off] time. then press <0>. then press <0>. the image will not be displayed immediately after image capture. select [Image review]. Select the desired review time. if you operate any camera controls such as pressing the shutter button halfway. select [Release shutter without card]. then press <0>. select [Beep]. and you cannot release the shutter. During the image review. then press <0>. “Card” will be displayed in the viewfinder. Under the [1] tab. then press <0>. the image display will end. If [Hold] is set. Select [Disable]. then press <0>.Handy Features 3 Silencing the Beeper You can prevent the beeper from sounding when focus is achieved or during self-timer operation. 138 . Select [Disable]. 3 Setting the Image Review Time You can set how long the image is displayed on the LCD monitor immediately after capture. If [Off] is set. 3 Card Reminder This prevents shooting if there is no card in the camera. Under the [1] tab.

139 . either turn off the camera yourself or press the <B> button to turn off the shooting settings display to save battery power. To turn on the LCD monitor again. You can set this auto power-off time. Under the [5] tab. Under the [6] tab. If [Off] has been set and the camera is not used for 30 min. 3 Adjusting the LCD Monitor Brightness You can adjust the brightness of the LCD monitor to make it easier to read. If [Off] has been set. select [LCD brightness]. then press <0>. When checking the exposure of an image.. Select the desired power-off time. the LCD monitor will turn off automatically. With the adjustment screen displayed. then press <0>. the camera turns off automatically after the set time of idle operation elapses. When the camera has turned off due to auto power off. you can wake up the camera by pressing the shutter button halfway or any of the following buttons: <M> <B> <x> etc. select [Auto power off]. set the LCD monitor brightness to 4 and prevent the ambient light from affecting the reviewed image. then press <0>.Handy Features 3 Setting the Auto Power-off Time To save battery power. then press <0>. press the <U> key to adjust the brightness. press the <B> button.

then press <0>. you should use a newly-formatted card each time. Select one. then press <0>. [Continuous]: The file numbering continues in sequence even after the card is replaced. This is convenient when you want to save the images numbered anywhere between 0001 to 9999 from multiple cards into one folder in your computer. File numbering after replacing the card Card-1 Card-2 0051 0052 Next sequential file number 140 . If you want to use continuous file numbering. the file numbering continues in sequence up to 9999. Even after you replace the card.Handy Features 3 File Numbering Methods The file number is like the frame number on a roll of film. The available settings are described below. Under the [5] tab. select [File numbering].JPG. You can change how the file number is assigned. The captured images are assigned a sequential file number from 0001 to 9999 and saved in one folder. If the replacement card contains images recorded previously. The file number will appear on a computer in this format: IMG_0001. the file numbering of the new images might continue from the file numbering of the existing images in the card.

the file numbering restarts from 0001. you should use a newly-formatted card. When you reset the file numbering manually. File numbering after replacing the card Card-1 Card-2 0051 0001 File numbering is reset [Manual reset]: To reset the file numbering to 0001 manually or to start from file number 0001 in a new folder. This is convenient if you want to use different folders for the images taken yesterday and the ones taken today. Replace it with a new card. 999 reaches 9999. Movie file names will start with “MVI_”. Each time you replace the card. MOV” for movies. the file numbering of the new images might continue from the file numbering of the existing images in the card.CR2” for RAW images. If the file number in folder No. For both JPEG and RAW images.Handy Features [Auto reset]: Resets the file numbering to 0001 whenever the card is replaced. This is convenient if you want to organize images according to cards. If the replacement card contains images recorded previously. a new folder is created automatically and the file numbering of images saved to that folder starts from 0001. The extension will be “. the file name will start with “IMG_”. The LCD monitor will display a message telling you to replace the card. shooting will not be possible even if the card still has storage capacity. 141 . and “. To restart the file numbering from 0001. “. After the manual reset. the file numbering returns to continuous or auto reset. for example.JPG” for JPEG images.

FAQ The vertical image is not rotated during the image review immediately after it is captured. On the camera’s LCD monitor. [OnPD] : The vertical image is automatically rotated during playback on both the camera’s LCD monitor and on the computer. select [Auto rotate]. Use the software provided with the camera instead. I want to rotate an image captured when [OnD] had been set. the image might not rotate for playback. then playback the image. 142 . Set [OnPD].Handy Features 3 Auto Rotation of Vertical Images Vertical images are rotated automatically so they are displayed vertically on the camera’s LCD monitor and computer instead of horizontally. : The vertical image is not automatically rotated at all. [OnD] [Off] : The vertical image is automatically rotated only on the computer. Also. The setting of this feature can be changed. [OnPD] is set. Press the <x> button and the image playback will display the rotated image. if the vertical image is taken while the camera is pointed up or down. Select one. see “Rotating the Image” on page 159. but the image does not rotate during playback. Auto rotate will not work with vertical images captured while [Auto rotate] was set to [Off]. The software used is not compatible with image rotation. then press <0>. In such a case. It will be rotated. The vertical image does not rotate on the computer screen. Under the [5] tab. The available settings are described below. then press <0>.

press the <B> button to display the settings. Press the shutter button halfway to return to the shooting settings display. Settings Display Card remaining capacity Color space (p. Press the <B> button again to return to the menu.150) 143 .Handy Features B Checking Camera Settings While the menu is displayed.29) Beeper (p.139) Sensor cleaning (p.101)/ WB bracketing (p.102) Live View shooting (p.142) LCD monitor auto off (p.65) Auto rotate display (p.146) Date/Time (p.107) Red-eye reduction (p.138) Auto power off (p. While the menu is displayed. press the <B> button to display the camera’s major function settings.96) WB correction (p.

then press <0>.Handy Features 3 Reverting the Camera to the Default SettingsN This is for reverting all the camera’s shooting settings and Custom Functions to the default settings. select [Clear all camera settings]. then press <0>.Fn)]. 1 Select [Clear settings]. select [Clear all Custom Func. Under the [7] tab. 2 Select the the shooting settings to the To revert default. desired setting. Select [OK]. (C. This works in the <d> and other Creative Zone modes. To revert the Custom Functions to the default settings. 144 . then press <0>. 3 Select [OK]. then press <0>. select [Clear settings]. Setting [Clear all camera settings] will reset the camera to the default settings on the next page.

Live mode Movie Shooting Settings Movie-recording size 1920x1080 AF mode Live mode Disable AF during k kShutter/ AE lock button Remote control Movie exposure Grid display Metering timer Sound recording kHighlight tone priority AF/AE lock Disable Auto Off 16 sec. Brightness 10 images OnzD Unchanged Unchanged Unchanged Unchanged Live View Shooting Settings Live View shooting Enable Grid display Metering timer AF mode Off 16 sec. Enable Enable 2 sec.Handy Features Shooting Settings AF mode One-Shot AF AF point selection Automatic selection q (Evaluative Metering mode metering) ISO speed AUTO (Auto) Drive mode u (Single shooting) Exposure Canceled compensation/AEB Flash exposure compensation Custom Functions 0 (Zero) Unchanged Image-recording Settings Quality Picture Style Auto Lighting Optimizer Peripheral illumination correction Color space White balance WB correction WB-BKT File numbering Auto cleaning Dust Delete Data 73 Standard Standard Enable/ Correction data retained sRGB Q (Auto) Canceled Canceled Continuous Enable Erased Camera Settings Auto power off Beep Release shutter without card Image review Histogram Image jump w/6 Auto rotate LCD brightness Date/Time Language Video system Copyright information 30 sec. On Disable Eye-Fi transmission Disable My Menu settings Unchanged 145 .

Handy Features 3 Preventing the LCD Monitor from Turning off Automatically This prevents the display-off sensor from turning off the shooting settings display automatically when your eye nears the viewfinder eyepiece. Under the [5] tab. select [LCD auto off]. then press <0>. Under the [5] tab. the selected color will be displayed for the shooting settings screen. Select [LCD auto off]. Select [Disable]. then press <0>. 3 Changing the Shooting Settings Screen Color You can change the background color of the shooting settings screen. Select [Screen color]. When you exit the menu. then press <0>. select [Screen color]. Select the desired color. then press <0>. 146 .

The setting procedure is the same as setting a camera menu function. setting]. setting] and [External flash func. The flash control screen will appear. set this to [Enable]. If [Disable] is set. The functions displayed under [External flash func. The [External flash ***] menu options for external Speedlites are applicable only to an attached EX-series Speedlite compatible with the respective functions. Under the [1] tab. setting] menus can set the functions listed on the next page. select [Flash control]. then press <0>. [Built-in flash func. [Flash firing] Normally. Select [Flash control].3 Setting the FlashN The built-in flash and external Speedlite settings can be set with the menu. both the built-in flash and external Speedlite will not fire. setting] The [Built-in flash func. setting] will vary depending on the Speedlite model. setting] and [External flash func. The functions not dimmed can be selected and set. Select [Built-in flash func. This is useful when you only want to use the flash’s AF-assist beam. setting] or [External flash func. 147 . The flash functions will be displayed.

FEB* Flash exposure compensation E-TTL II Zoom* Wireless setting* – – – k k k k [Built-in flash func. see the Speedlite’s instruction manual. For details. * For other flash modes. you can also set [Hi-speed]. If an external Speedlite is attached. refer to the Speedlite’s instruction manual. setting] Settable Functions Function Flash mode Shutter sync. and once immediately before the exposure ends. 1st curtain sync will automatically take effect. [E-TTL II] is the standard mode of EX-series Speedlites for automatic flash shooting.]. However. refer to your Speedlite’s instruction manual. and [Wireless set. With 2nd curtain sync. Shutter sync. two flashes will be fired: Once when you press the shutter button completely. Flash mode With an external Speedlite. 148 . [Zoom]. set this to [1st curtain] so that the flash fires immediately after the exposure starts. you can select the flash mode to suit your flash shooting. setting] and [External flash func.. When this is combined with a slow sync speed. [Manual flash] enables you to set the flash output yourself. setting] E-TTL II (Fixed) k k [External flash func. you can create a trail of light such as from car headlights at night. setting] k Page 148 148 – 88 149 – – * Regarding [FEB] (Flash exposure bracketing). Normally. with shutter speeds faster than 1/30 sec.3 Setting the FlashN [Built-in flash func. This is for advanced users. If [2nd curtain] is set. the flash will fire right before the exposure ends.

3 Setting the FlashN

Flash exposure compensation See “y Flash Exposure Compensation” on page 88. E-TTL II For normal flash exposures, set it to [Evaluative]. If [Average] is set, the flash exposure will be averaged for the entire metered scene as with an external metering flash. Since flash exposure compensation may be necessary depending on the scene, this setting is for advanced users. Clear flash settings On the [External flash func. setting] screen, press the <B> button to display the screen to clear the flash settings. When you select [OK], the settings for the built-in flash and external Speedlite will be cleared.

Setting the External Speedlite Custom Functions

1

Display the Custom Function.
Select [External flash C.Fn setting], then press <0>.

the 2 SetPress Custom Function. press the <U> key, then
<0>. The procedure is the same as setting the camera’s Custom Functions (p.190). To clear all the Custom Function settings, select [Clear ext. flash C.Fn set.] in step 1.

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f Automatic Sensor Cleaning
Whenever you set the power switch to <1> or <2>, the Self Cleaning Sensor Unit operates to automatically shake off the dust on the front of the sensor. Normally, you need not pay attention to this operation. However, you can execute the sensor cleaning at anytime as well as disable it.

Cleaning the Sensor Now

1

Select [Sensor cleaning].
Under the [6] tab, select [Sensor cleaning], then press <0>.

2 Select [Clean nowf]. then press Select [Clean nowf],
<0>. Select [OK] on the dialog screen, then press <0>. The screen will indicate that the sensor is being cleaned. Although there will be a shutter sound, a picture is not taken.
For best results, do the sensor cleaning while the camera bottom is placed on a table or other flat surface. Even if you repeat the sensor cleaning, the result will not improve that much. Right after the sensor cleaning is finished, the [Clean nowf] option will remain disabled temporarily.

Disabling Automatic Sensor Cleaning
In step 2, select [Auto cleaningf] and set it to [Disable]. The sensor cleaning will no longer be executed when you set the power switch to <1> or <2>.

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3 Appending Dust Delete DataN
Normally, the Self Cleaning Sensor Unit will eliminate most of the dust that might be visible on captured images. However, in case visible dust still remains, you can append the Dust Delete Data to the image for erasing the dust spots later. The Dust Delete Data is used by Digital Photo Professional (provided software) to erase the dust spots automatically.

Preparation
Get a solid-white object (paper, etc.). Set the lens focal length to 50mm or longer. Set the lens focus mode switch to <MF> and set the focus to infinity (∞). If the lens has no distance scale, look at the front of the lens and turn the focusing ring clockwise all the way.

Obtain the Dust Delete Data

1

Select [Dust Delete Data].
Under the [y] tab, select [Dust Delete Data], then press <0>.

2 Select [OK]. and press <0>. After Select [OK]
the automatic self-cleaning of the sensor is performed, a message will appear. Although there will be a shutter sound, a picture is not taken.

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3 Appending Dust Delete DataN

solid-white object. 3 Photograph a of 20 cm - 30 cm (0.7 ft. At a distance
- 1.0 ft.), fill the viewfinder with a patternless, solid-white object and take a picture. The picture will be taken in the aperture-priority AE mode with an aperture of f/22. Since the image will not be saved, the data can still be obtained even if there is no card in the camera. When the picture is taken, the camera will start obtaining the Dust Delete Data. When the Dust Delete Data is obtained, a message will appear. Select [OK], and the menu will reappear. If the data was not obtained successfully, a message to that effect will appear. Follow the “Preparation” procedure on the preceding page, then select [OK]. Take the picture again.

About the Dust Delete Data
After the Dust Delete Data is obtained, it is appended to all the JPEG and RAW images captured thereafter. Before an important shoot, you should update the Dust Delete Data by obtaining it again. To erase dust spots automatically with the provided software, see the PDF Software Instruction Manual on the CD-ROM. The Dust Delete Data appended to the image is so small that it hardly affects the image file size.
Be sure to use a solid-white object such as a new sheet of white paper. If the paper has any pattern or design, it may be recognized as dust data and affect the accuracy of the dust deletion with the software.

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Dust which could not be removed by the automatic sensor cleaning can be removed manually with a blower, etc. The surface of the image sensor is extremely delicate. If the sensor needs to be cleaned directly, having it done by a Canon Service Center is recommended. Before cleaning the sensor, detach the lens from the camera.

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Select [Sensor cleaning].
Under the [6] tab, select [Sensor cleaning], then press <0>.

2 Select [Clean manually].then press Select [Clean manually],
<0>.

3 Select [OK]. then press <0>. Select [OK],
In a moment, the reflex mirror will lockup and the shutter will open.

4 End the cleaning. to <2>. Set the power switch
For the power source, using the AC Adapter Kit ACK-E8 (sold separately) is recommended. If you use a battery, make sure it is fully recharged. If the battery grip with size-AA/LR6 batteries is attached, manual sensor cleaning will not be possible.

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having the sensor cleaned by a Canon Service Center is recommended. Do not insert the blower tip inside the camera beyond the lens mount. Use a plain blower without any brush attached. never do any of the following. • Opening the battery compartment cover. If the power is turned off. 154 . Never use canned air or gas to clean the sensor. The surface of the image sensor is extremely delicate. If the power is cut off. • Setting the power switch to <2>. the shutter will close and the shutter curtains and image sensor might get damaged. Clean the sensor with care. • Opening the card slot cover. The blowing force can damage the sensor or the spray gas can freeze on the sensor. If smear that cannot be removed with a blower remains. the shutter will close and the shutter curtains or reflex mirror might get damaged. A brush can scratch the sensor.3 Manual Sensor CleaningN While cleaning the sensor.

155 . going into more detail than in Chapter 2 “Basic Shooting and Image Playback” which explained the playback procedure.Image Playback This chapter explains features related to viewing photos and movies. Here you will find explanations about how to playback and erase photos and movies with the camera and viewing them on a TV set. 8 About images taken with another camera: The camera might not be able to properly display images captured with a different camera or edited with a computer or whose file name was changed.

Turn the <6> dial to see the next screen of index images. 1 Playback the image. Press the <I> The 4-image index display will appear. 3 Select the image.x Searching for Images Quickly H Display Multiple Images on One Screen (Index display) Search for images quickly with the index display showing four or nine images on one screen. to move the blue Press the <S> key frame to select the image. 2 Switch to the indexbutton. display. Press <0> and the selected image will be displayed as a single image. The currently-selected image will be highlighted in a blue frame. 156 . When you press the <x> button. the last captured image will be displayed. Press the <I> button again to switch to the 9-image index display. 4 images and one image displayed. Pressing the <u> button will toggle the display from 9 images.

2 Browse the <x> button to playback Press the image. 157 . On the single-image display. press the <V> key. select [Date]. the jump method and current image location are indicated. by jumping. select the desired jump method from [1 image/10 images/100 images/ Date/Movies/Stills].x Searching for Images Quickly I Jump through Images (Jump display) With the single image display. turn the <6> dial. you can turn the <6> dial to jump through the images. If the card contains both [Movies] and [Stills]. Turn the <6> dial to display the shooting date. To change the jump method. The jump display will proceed according to the selected jump method. 1 Select the jump method. Jump method Image location To search images according to the shooting date. On the bottom right. select either one to display only movies or stills. then press <0>. In the [4 Image jump w/6] menu.

press the <x> button and the single image display will return. You can turn the <6> dial to view another image while the magnification is maintained. If you hold down the <u> button. A movie cannot be magnified. press the <u> button.5x to 10x on the LCD monitor. During image playback. the magnification will continue to reduce to the single image display. 2 Scroll the <S>the to scroll around the Use key magnified image. 1 Magnify the image. Press the <I> button to reduce the magnification.u/y Magnified View You can magnify a shot image by 1. If you hold down the button. The image will be magnified. Magnified view is not possible during the image review immediately after the image is taken. the image will continue to be magnified until it reaches the maximum magnification. To exit the magnified display. Magnified area position around image. 158 .

the Each time you press image will rotate clockwise as follows: 90° → 270° → 0° To rotate another image. press the <M> button. <0>. Under the [3] tab. set the [5 Auto rotate] menu option to [OnzD]. If the rotated image is not displayed in the rotated orientation during image playback. If you have set [5 Auto rotate] to [OnzD] (p. then press <0>.b Rotating the Image You can rotate the displayed image to the desired orientation. A movie cannot be rotated. 159 .142) before taking vertical shots. 3 Rotate the image. select [Rotate]. You can also select an image on the index display. To exit and return to the menu. key to select the Press the <U> image to be rotated. 2 Select the image. 1 Select [Rotate]. you need not rotate the image as described above. repeat steps 2 and 3.

169) Use the provided AV cable or an HDMI Cable HTC-100 (sold separately) to connect the camera to a TV set. Playback on the Camera’s LCD Monitor (p. there are the following three ways to playback the movies you shot. A movie edited with a personal computer cannot be rewritten to the card and played back with the camera. Playback on a TV set (p. 160 . Since hard disk recorders do not have an HDMI IN terminal. Even if the camera is connected to a hard disk recorder with a USB cable. movies and photos cannot be played nor saved. You can also playback photos and movies recorded in the card as an automatic slide show.167.162-166) You can playback movies on the camera’s LCD monitor and even edit out the first and last scenes. Movies on a card can be played only by devices which can play MOV files.k Enjoying Movies Basically. Then you can playback the captured movies and photos on the TV. the camera cannot be connected with an HDMI cable. you can watch Full HD (Full HighDefinition: 1920x1080) and HD (HighDefinition: 1280x720) movies with higher image quality. If you have a High-Definition TV set and connect your camera with an HDMI cable.

use a high-performance personal computer. For details on commercially-available software. inquire the software maker. see the PDF file instruction manual. be sure it is compatible with MOV files. If you want to use commercially-available software to playback or edit the movies. For smooth movie playback.k Enjoying Movies Playback and Editing with a Personal Computer (See the PDF file instruction manual for ZoomBrowser EX/ImageBrowser) The movie files recorded in the card can be transferred to a personal computer and played or edited with ZoomBrowser EX/ImageBrowser (provided software). You can also extract a single frame from a movie and save it as a still photo. Regarding the computer hardware requirements for ZoomBrowser EX/ ImageBrowser. 161 .

k Playing Movies 1 Playback the image. 2 Select athe <U> key to select a Press movie. You can pause the movie playback by pressing <0>. Press the <x> button to display the image. you can adjust the sound volume by turning the <6> dial. For more details on the playback procedure. the perforation on the left edge of the image indicates that it is a movie. The movie playback panel will appear on the bottom. movie. During movie playback. 4 Playback[7] (Play). During the index display. With the single-image display. Speaker the movie. press <0> to switch to the single-image display. 162 . Select The movie will start playing. the <1s> icon displayed on the upper left indicates that it is a movie. As movies cannot be played on the index display. <0>. then press <0>. 3 Pressthe single-image display. press On <0>. see the next page.

(Turning the <6> dial will not adjust the sound volume.167. The slow-motion speed is indicated on the upper right. a single previous frame is displayed. If you connect the camera to a TV set (p.173). 30 min. the movie will play frame-byframe. 169) to playback a movie.162) sound volume by turning the <6> dial.k Playing Movies Function Playback Description Returns to the single-image display. If you hold down <0>. If you hold down <0>. during the movie playback. Displays the movie’s last frame. Displays the movie’s first frame.) 163 . 2 hr. the still photo will be displayed for approx. 1 sec. it will fast forward the movie. Playback position Playback time You can adjust the built-in speaker’s (p.164). it will rewind the movie. the continuous playback time at 23°C/73°F will be as follows: Approx. Pressing <0> toggles between play and stop. During the single-image display. Each time you press <0>. Displays the editing screen (p. press the <B> button to switch the shooting information display (p. Adjust the slow motion speed by pressing the <U> key. Each time you press <0>. If you took a still photo while you shot the movie. adjust the sound volume with the TV set. 2 Exit 7 Play 8 Slow motion 5 First frame 3 Previous frame 6 Next frame 4 Last frame X Edit mm’ ss” 9 Volume With a fully-charged Battery Pack LP-E8.

After deciding which part to edit out. then press <0>. Then press <0>. More movie editing functions are available with ZoomBrowser EX/ ImageBrowser (provided software). Holding it down will fast forward the frames.X Editing the Movie’s First and Last Scenes You can edit out the first and last scenes of a movie in 1-sec. To change the editing. The portion highlighted in blue on the top of the screen is what will remain. [New file] will not be selectable. movie. increments (position indicated by [X]). 4 Save the[W]. select [Overwrite]. To cancel the editing. then press <0>. Since the editing is done in 1-sec. select [X]. The editing screen will be displayed. 3 Check the edited movie. 2 Specify the part to(Cut beginning) or Select either [U] [V] (Cut end). To save it and overwrite the original movie file. go back to step 2. 164 . be edited out. Select The save screen will appear. To save it as a new movie. press <0>. to Select [7] and press <0> playback the portion highlighted in blue. 1 On the movie playback screen. increments. the exact position where the movie is edited may differ slightly from the position you specified. Press the <U> key to see the previous or next frames. If the card does not have enough room. select [2] and press <0>. select [New file].

Press the <V> key to select one of the following: [jAll images/iDate/ kMovies/zStills]. Still photos and movies taken on the selected shooting date will be played back. Number of images to be played 2 Select the images to be played back. 1 Select [Slide show]. The [Select date] screen will appear. then press <0>. then press <0>. then press <0>. Item Playback Description All the still photos and movies in the card will be played back. select [Slide show]. Then press <0>. Only the movies in the card will be played back. Only the still photos in the card will be played back. Under the [3] tab. press the <B> button while <zH> is highlighted. If you selected [iDate]. jAll images iDate kMovies zStills 165 .3 Slide Show (Auto Playback) You can playback the images in the card as an automatic slide show. Press the <V> key to select the top menu item. Press the <V> key to select the date.

] is displayed. the slide show will start.. 5 Quit the slide show. the key to select [Set up]. During the slide show. you can press the <B> button to change the still photo display format. After [Loading image.. [G] will be displayed on the upper left of the image. The display time may vary depending on the image. To view the slide show on a TV set. then press the <M> button. you can press the <U> key to view another image. [Display time] [Repeat] slide show. you can adjust the sound volume by turning the <6>. For still photos. 169. 166 .3 Slide Show (Auto Playback) the time 3 SetPressplay<V>and repeat option. During pause. press <0>. During auto playback. press the <M> button. To pause the slide show. see pages 167. 4 Start thethe <V> key to select [Start]. auto power off will not take effect. set the [Display time] and [Repeat] options. During pause. Press then press <0>. then press <0>. During movie playback. and return to To quit the slide show the setting screen. Press <0> again to resume the slide show.

Connect the TV’s HDMI IN port. Connect the HDMI cable to the camera’s <D> terminal. on the TV and switch the 3 Turn video input to select the TV’s connected port. button. * Depending on the TV set. To playback movies. 167 . turn off the camera and television. 5 Press the <x>appear on the TV The image will screen. part of the image displayed might be cut off. By pressing the <B> button.Viewing the Images on TV You can also view the still photos and movies on a TV set. HDMI cable to 2 Connect thethe HDMI cable tothe TV set. you can change the display format.) The images will be displayed at the TV’s optimum resolution automatically. (Nothing will be displayed on the camera’s LCD monitor. 4 Set the camera’s power switch to <1>. Viewing on HD (High-Definition) TV Sets The HDMI Cable HTC-100 (sold separately) is required. Before connecting or disconnecting the cable between the camera and television. see page 162. 1 Connect the HDMI cable to the camera. insert it into the <D> terminal. With the plug’s <dHDMI MINI> logo facing the front of the camera. * Adjust the movie’s sound volume with the TV set.

168 . Then press the Enter button. Doing so may cause a malfunction. In such a case.Viewing the Images on TV Do not connect any other device’s output to the camera’s <D> terminal. the TV set’s input will automatically switch to the HDMI port connected to the camera. The camera’s <q/C> terminal and <D> terminal cannot be used at the same time. 1 Select [Ctrl over HDMI]. you can use the TV set’s remote control for playback operations. Some TVs might not be able to display the captured images. then press <0>. 2 Select the remote control to the TV set Point the and press the / button to select the image. select [Ctrl over HDMI]. then press the Enter button. For HDMI CEC TV sets When a TV set compatible with HDMI CEC* is connected to the camera with the HDMI cable. * A function enabling you to control multiple HDMI devices with one remote control unit. Select [Return] and press the Enter button. then press the Enter button. image. The menu will appear. When you press the camera’s <x> button. then press <0>. you can use the TV set’s remote control for playback operations. Select [Enable]. Press the / button to select an option. press the remote control’s / button to select an option. The menu displayed will differ for still photos and movies. use the provided AV cable to connect to the TV. When the camera is connected to a TV set. Under the [4] tab. For a slide show. The menu will disappear and you can use the / button to select an image.

Certain TV sets.Viewing the Images on TV Some TV sets require you to first enable the HDMI CEC connection. In such a case. 5 Press the <x>appear on the TV The image will screen. Connect the AV cable to the camera’s <q/ C> terminal. the images will not be displayed properly. Images might not be displayed if you use a different cable. Connect the AV the TV’s video IN terminal and to the audio IN terminal. set the camera’s [4 Ctrl over HDMI] menu option to [Disable]. even those compatible with HDMI CEC. For details. Viewing on Non-HD (High-Definition) TV Sets 1 Connect the provided AV cable to the camera. insert it into the <q/ C> terminal. TV and 3 Turn on the to selectswitch the TV’s port. If the video system format does not match the TV’s. (Red) (White) (Yellow) cable 2 Connect the AV cable toto the TV set. button. see the TV set’s instruction manual. video input the connected 4 Set the camera’s power switch to <1>. Do not use any AV cable other than the one provided. With the plug’s <Canon> logo facing the back of the camera.) To playback movies. see page 162. Set the proper video system format with the [6 Video system] menu option. 169 . may not operate properly. and use the camera to control the playback operation. (Nothing will be displayed on the camera’s LCD monitor.

then press <0>. The menu will reappear. it cannot be erased by the camera’s erase function. If you erase all the images (p. only the protected images will remain. When an image is protected. press the <M> button. repeat step 2. To erase a protected image. the <K> icon will appear on the top of the screen. If you format the card (p. press <0> again.42). The protect setting screen will appear. To cancel the image protection. 170 . To exit the image protection. you must first cancel the protection. 1 Select [Protect images]. Image protect icon protect it. select [Protect images]. The <K> icon will disappear. This is convenient when you want to erase unnecessary images all at once. To protect another image. then press <0>.172).K Protecting Images Protecting an image prevents it from being erased accidentally. 2 Select the image andto select the Press the <U> key image to be protected. the protected images will also be erased. Under the [3] tab. Once an image is protected.

3 Erase the image. press <0>. 3 Checkmarking <X> Images to be Erased in a Batch By checkmarking the images to be erased. Erasing a 1+73 image will erase both the RAW and JPEG images. Protected images (p. To prevent important images from being erased accidentally. 2 Press the <L> button. Under the [3] tab.L Erasing Images You can either select and erase images one by one or erase them in one batch. at the The erase dialog will appear bottom of the screen. then image displayed will be erased. Erasing a Single Image 1 Playback the image to be erased. you can erase multiple images at one time. select [Erase images]. Make sure you no longer need the image before erasing it. protect them. it cannot be recovered.170) will not be erased. 1 Select [Erase images]. then press <0>. The Select [Erase]. 171 . Once an image is erased.

The <X> icon will be displayed on the upper left. 172 . press the <u> button. press the <I> button. The images will be displayed. Select [OK]. repeat step 3. Press the <L> button. Select [Select and erase then press <0>. format the card (p. When the [3 Erase images] menu is set to [All images on card]. to be erased. 3 Select the images to be erased and Select the images press the <V> key. all the images in the card will be erased. then press <0>. 4 Erase the images. 2 Select [Select and eraseimages].42).L Erasing Images images]. To display the three-image display. To return to the single-image display. To also erase protected images. The selected images will be erased. 3 Erasing All Images in the Card You can also erase all the images in the card. To erase other images.

the 73 file size is displayed. <G> will be displayed. the movie icon <k/ >.B Shooting Information Display When you press the <B> button during single-image playback. * For movie files. set the exposure compensation to a negative amount and shoot again. About the Highlight Alert When the shooting information is displayed. 173 .File number Histogram (Brightness/RGB) Picture Style and settings ISO speed Highlight tone priority Color space Shooting date and time Image verification data appended * With 1+73 images. any overexposed areas of the image will blink. you can switch the shooting information display. Exposure compensation amount Flash exposure compensation amount Aperture Shutter speed/ Recording time Metering mode Shooting mode/ Movie Image-recording quality/ Movie-recording size Playback number/ Total images recorded White balance White balance correction File size Protect Folder number . The most detailed shooting information is shown below. recording size <A/B/C>. * For still photos taken during movie shooting display. The shutter speed and aperture will not be displayed. recording format <D>. To obtain more image detail in the overexposed areas. and frame rate <8/7/6/5/4> will be displayed.

the respective color information will be lacking. The horizontal axis indicates the color’s brightness level (darker on the left and brighter on the right). If there are too many pixels on the left. the brighter the image. By checking the image’s RGB histogram. The display can be switched with the [4 Histogram] menu. Bright image And if there are too many pixels on the right. The RGB histogram display is for checking the color saturation and gradation. [RGB] Display This histogram is a graph showing the distribution of each primary color’s brightness level in the image (RGB or red. the darker and less prominent the color. while the vertical axis indicates how many pixels exist for each brightness level. And if there are too many pixels on the right. while the vertical axis indicates how many pixels exist for each color brightness level. The gradation in-between will be reproduced. the brighter and denser the color. the shadow detail will be lost. green. the color will be too saturated with no detail.B Shooting Information Display About the Histogram The brightness histogram display shows the exposure level distribution and overall brightness. the highlight detail will be lost. the darker the image. And the more pixels there are toward the right. If there are too many pixels on the left. The more pixels Normal brightness there are toward the left. you can see the color’s saturation and gradation condition and white balance inclination. And the more pixels there are toward the right. and blue). By checking the image and its brightness histogram. The horizontal axis indicates the brightness level Dark image (darker on the left and brighter on the right). 174 . The more pixels there are toward the left. Sample Histograms [Brightness] Display This histogram is a graph showing the distribution of the image’s brightness level. you can see the exposure level inclination and the overall gradation.

9 175 .Printing Images Printing (p. The camera is compatible with “wPictBridge” which is the standard for direct printing. You can print multiple images in one batch or give the print order to a photofinisher. Digital Print Order Format (DPOF) (p.176) You can connect the camera directly to a printer and print out the images in the card. quantity to print.185) DPOF (Digital Print Order Format) enables you to print images recorded in the card according to your printing instructions such as the image selection. etc.

4 Turn on the printer. Use the interface cable provided with the camera. the cable plug’s <D> icon must face the front side of the camera. 5 Set the camera’s power switch to <1>. see the printer’s instruction manual.Preparing to Print The direct printing procedure is done entirely with the camera while you look at the LCD monitor. 176 . To connect to the printer. refer to the printer’s instruction manual. 3 Connecting the camera to a printer. 2 SetFor details. up the printer. Connecting the Camera to a Printer 1 Set the camera’s power switch to <2>. Some printers may make a beeping sound. When connecting the cable plug to the camera’s <q/C> terminal.

and the <w> icon will appear on the upper left to indicate that the camera is connected to a printer. The error message will be displayed on the LCD monitor (p. printing up to approx. 2. make sure it is fully charged. With a fully-charged battery. The camera cannot be used with printers compatible only with CP Direct or Bubble Jet Direct. If you use a battery pack to power the camera.Preparing to Print wPictBridge image. using AC Adapter Kit ACK-E8 (sold separately) to power the camera is recommended. On the print setting screen. it indicates a problem with the printer.184). Press <0>. To find out what’s wrong. do the following: 1. Press the < The image will appear. 177 . For direct printing. Before disconnecting the cable. Movies cannot be printed. first turn off the camera and printer. Press the <x> button to playback the image. Hold the plug (not the cord) to pull out the cable. If there is a long beeping sound in step 5. 3. select [Print]. 6 Playback thex> button. Do not use any interface cable other than the one provided. 4 hours is possible.

type. * Depending on the printer. type. Some settings might not be available. see the printer’s instruction manual. For details. The paper size.then press Select [Paper settings]. Starts the printing. certain settings such as the date and file number imprinting and trimming might not be available. Sets the quantity to be printed. Sets the paper size. Returns to the screen in step 1.183). Check that the <w> icon is displayed on the upper left of the LCD monitor. Printer-connected icon 1 Select the image to be printed. Press the <U> key to select the image to be printed. and layout you have set are displayed. Sets the trimming (cropping) (p. 3 Select [Paper settings]. 178 . The Print setting screen Sets the printing effects (p. and layout. 0 2 Press <print>. Sets the date or file number imprinting to on or off.180). The paper settings screen will appear. <0>.wPrinting The screen display and setting options will differ depending on the printer.setting screen will appear.

The paper type screen will appear. then press <0>. USetting the Page Layout Select the page layout. the print will have borders. will be imprinted. • [20-upc] will have the shooting information* imprinted. The print will have no borders. 20 or 35 thumbnails of the images ordered through DPOF (p. YSetting the Paper Type Select the type of the paper loaded in the printer. If your printer cannot print borderless prints. shooting mode. shutter speed. 4. * From the Exif data.. The shooting information* will be imprinted on the border on 9x13cm and larger prints. aperture. 16.wPrinting QSetting the Paper Size Select the size of the paper loaded in the printer. Bordered Borderless Borderedc xx-up 20-upc 35-upp Default The print will have white borders along the edges. 179 . 9. then press <0>. Option to print 2. then press <0>. etc.185) will be printed. white balance. or 20 images on one sheet. The page layout screen will appear. The page layout will vary depending on the printer model or its settings. On A4 or Letter size paper. The print setting screen will reappear. lens name. the camera name. ISO speed. exposure compensation amount. read the printer’s instruction manual to check what paper types can be used. 8. When using a Canon printer and Canon paper.

bluish blacks. it is reflected in the image displayed on the upper left. yellowish blacks.182). * When you change the printing effects. 180 . The image will be printed with higher saturation to produce more vivid blues and greens. However. If the <e> icon is displayed next to <z>. 0 Warm tone Prints in black-and-white with warm. Select the desired printing effect.wPrinting the 4 SetSet asprinting effects. For details. see the printer’s instruction manual. If you any printing effects. then press <0>. Printing Effect EOn EOff EVIVID ENR 0 B/W 0 Cool tone Description The image will be printed according to the printer’s standard colors. What is displayed on the screen differs depending on the printer. go to step 5. Prints in black-and-white with true blacks. Select the option on the upper right (circled in the screenshot). This also applies to [Brightness] and [Adjust levels] on page 182. Prints in black-and-white with cool.need not set necessary. zNatural M EDefault The printing characteristics are the same as the “Natural” setting. Prints the image in the actual colors and contrast. No zNatural automatic color adjustments are applied. this setting enables finer printing adjustments than with “Natural. then press <0>. The image’s Exif data is used to make automatic corrections.” The printing will differ depending on the printer. Note that the printed image might look slightly different from the displayed image which is only an approximation. The image noise is reduced before printing. you can also adjust the printing effect (p. No automatic correction will be applied.

it may take longer to print the image.144). then press <0>. Select <R>.183) has been applied. Set as desired. Set as necessary. Just select the image and press the <l> button. then select [OK].) Also. you can print another image using the same settings. The [Default] setting for printing effects and other options are the printer’s own default settings as set by the printer’s manufacturer. If you execute [Clear all camera settings] (p. If image tilt correction (p. then press <0>. Select <I>. then press <0>. all the settings will revert to the default. then press <0>. Set the number of copies. 181 . any trimming (p. Depending on the image’s file size and image-recording quality. With Easy printing. the number of copies will always be 1. To stop the printing. 7 Start printing. it may take some time for the printing to start after you select [Print]. See the printer’s instruction manual to find out what the [Default] settings are. then press <0>. necessary. the 6 SetSet asnumber of copies. With Easy printing. press <0> while [Stop] is displayed. Select [Print]. (You cannot set the number of copies.183) will not be applied.wPrinting 5 Set the date and file number imprinting.

B is for blue. Adjust levels When you select [Manual]. Brightness The image brightness can be adjusted. kBrightener Effective in backlit conditions which can make the subject’s face look dark. To adjust the [Color balance]. the red eye will be corrected for printing. Press the <U> key to freely adjust the shadow level (0 .wPrinting e Adjustment of Printing Effects In step 4 on page 180.255). you can adjust the [Contrast]. [Color tone]. press the <B> button. When you select [Detail set. You can then adjust the printing effect.]. select the printing effect. M is magenta. What can be adjusted or what is displayed will depend on the selection made in step 4. When the <e> icon is displayed next to <z>. use the <S> keys. all the printing effect settings will be reverted to the default.] effects will not show on the screen. 182 . the face will be brightened for printing. When [On] is set. When [On] is set.127) or highlight level (128 . and [Color balance]. you can change the histogram’s distribution and adjust the image’s brightness and contrast. The [kBrightener] and [Red-eye corr. Red-eye corr. press the <B> button to change the position of the <h>. and G is green. The color in the respective direction will be corrected. Effective in flash images where the subject has red eye. A is amber. If you select [Clear all]. With the Adjust levels screen displayed. [Saturation].

and aspect ratio.5-degree increments. Do the trimming right before printing. 2 Set the trimming frame size. you may have to set the trimming again. the <O> icon on the screen will turn blue. Move the trimming frame until it covers the desired image area. Rotating the frame Each time you press the <B> button. This enables you to create a vertical-oriented print from a horizontal image. the trimming frame will toggle between the vertical and horizontal orientations. The trimming frame’s aspect ratio can be changed with [Paper settings]. The smaller the trimming frame. you can adjust the image tilt angle up to ±10 degrees in 0. position. Changing the trimming frame size When you press the <u> or <I> button.wPrinting Trimming the Image Tilt correction You can crop the image and print only the trimmed portion as if the image was recomposed. 1 On the print setting screen. Image tilt correction By turning the <6> dial. When you adjust the image tilt. the larger the image magnification will be for printing. You can check the trimmed image area on the upper left of the print setting screen. 183 . Moving the trimming frame Press the <S> key to move the frame over the image vertically or horizontally. The print setting screen will reappear. If you set the trimming and then set the print settings. the size of the trimming frame will change. The image area within the trimming frame will be printed. 3 Press <0> to exit the trimming. select [Trimming].

the grainier the picture will look on the print. Handling Printer Errors If you resolve a printer error (no ink. the trimming frame might not be displayed accurately. Paper Error Check whether the paper is properly loaded in the printer. look at the camera’s LCD monitor. While trimming the image. For details on resuming the printing. resume printing. Hardware Error Check for any printer problems other than paper and ink problems. the trimmed image area might not be printed as you specified.) and select [Continue] to resume printing but it does not resume. 184 . Error Messages If a problem occurs during printing. The smaller you make the trimming frame. File Error The selected image cannot be printed via PictBridge. and check the waste ink tank. refer to the printer’s instruction manual. After fixing the problem.wPrinting Depending on the printer. For details on how to fix a printing problem. an error message will appear on the camera’s LCD monitor. Images taken with a different camera or images edited with a computer might not be printable. If you look at the image on a TV screen. no paper. see the printer’s instruction manual. etc. operate the buttons on the printer to resume printing. Ink Error Check the printer’s ink level. Press <0> to stop printing.

and file No.) Setting the Printing Options 1 Select [Print order]. Select [Set up]. Select the option to be set. then press <0>. the option as desired. date imprinting.] 185 .W Digital Print Order Format (DPOF) You can set the print type. [Print type] [Date] [File No. and [File No. The print settings will be applied to all print-ordered images. 2 Select [Set up]. (They cannot be set individually for each image. then press <0>. Select the desired setting. then press <0>. [Date].]. imprinting. then press <0>. 3 SetSet the [Print type]. select [Print order]. Under the [3] tab.

select [Sel. the print order may not be possible. The print order screen will reappear. on the print. Index Both Multiple thumbnail images are printed on one sheet. If this happens with your printer. With [Index] prints. Do not insert into the camera a card whose print order was set by a different camera and then try to specify a print order. depending on the image type. Certain DPOF-compatible printers and photofinishers might not be able to print the images as you specified. both the [Date] and [File No. Or check with your photofinisher about compatibility when ordering prints.Image] or [All image] to order the images to be printed.] are set to [On]. you must use the card whose print order specifications have been set. Date File number On Off On Off [On] imprints the recorded date on the print. When printing with DPOF. It will not work if you just extract images from the card and try to print them. Next. the date or file No. Also. The print order may not work or may be overwritten. Prints both the standard and index prints. 186 . Press the <7> button. [On] imprints the file No. 4 Exit the setting.] cannot be set to [On] at the same time. refer to the printer’s instruction manual. might not be imprinted depending on the print type setting and printer model.W Digital Print Order Format (DPOF) Print type K L K L Standard Prints one image on one sheet. Even if [Date] and [File No. RAW images and movies cannot be print ordered.

[Index] Press the <V> key to checkmark the box <X> and the image will be included in the index print. Even if you select “All image”. If you specify more than this. To return to the single-image display. [Standard] [Both] Press the <V> key to set the number of copies to be printed for the displayed image. print no more than 400 images for one print order. press the <I> button. Quantity Total images selected Check mark Index icon All image If you select [Mark all on card]. press the <M> button to save the print order to the card. After completing the print order. the print order will be cleared for all the images in the card. 187 . RAW images and movies will not be included in the print order. To display the three-image display. When using a PictBridge printer. all the images might not be printed. If you select [Clear all on card].Image Select and order images one by one. press the <u> button.W Digital Print Order Format (DPOF) Print Ordering Sel. one copy of all the images in the card will be set for printing.

[Print] will be displayed only if the camera is connected to the printer and printing is possible. Under [Adjust levels]. 5 Select [OK]. 1 Prepare to print. the card’s remaining capacity was low. see page 184. If you stopped the printing and want to resume printing the remaining images. 3 Select [Print]. Certain printers cannot imprint the file No. See page 176. • When you set the index. 4 Set the [Paper settings].W Direct Printing with DPOF With a PictBridge printer. select [Print order]. If a problem occurs during printing. you can easily print images with DPOF. the date might look light if it is imprinted on a bright background or on the border. 2 Under the [3] tab. If [Bordered] is set. you changed the paper setting before resuming the printing. be sure to set the paper size. Depending on the printer. (p. Follow the “Connecting the Camera to a Printer” procedure up to step 5.178) Set the printing effects (p. [Manual] cannot be selected. Note that printing will not resume if you stop the printing and any of the following occurs: • Before resuming the printing. select [Resume].180) if necessary. • When you paused the printing. Before printing. 188 . certain printers might imprint the date on the border. you changed the print order or deleted print-ordered images.

Customizing the Camera You can customize various camera features to suit your picture-taking preferences. Zo ne 10 Cre at iv e 189 . Custom Functions can be set and used only in Creative Zone modes. You can do it with Custom Functions.

select [Custom Functions (C. Press the <U> the Custom Function No. 190 . (C.. then press <0>. Press The screen for step 1 will reappear.144). Custom Function No. Function 2 Select the Customkey to select No.Fn)] to clear all the Custom Function settings (p. Under the [7] tab. Press to select the setting (number). Repeat steps 2 and 3 if you want to set other Custom Functions. At the bottom of the screen. select [Clear all Custom Func. the setting 3 Change the <V> keyas desired. then press <0>.Fn)].Fn)]. 4 Exit the the <M> button. then press <0>. Clearing All Custom Functions On the [7 Clear settings] menu. the current Custom Function settings are indicated below the respective function numbers. setting.3 Setting Custom FunctionsN 1 Select [Custom Functions (C.

Fn II: Image 4 5 6 Long exposure noise reduction High ISO speed noise reduction Highlight tone priority p.3 Setting Custom FunctionsN Custom Functions C.194 p. (Settings are disabled.195 k C.195 p.Fn I: Exposure 1 2 3 Exposure level increments ISO expansion Flash sync.192 A LV shooting k k k * The C.193 p.Fn I -1 setting will also be applied to movie shooting.) 191 .197 k k k The shaded Custom Functions do not work during Live View (LV) shooting. C.Fn IV: Operation/Others 9 10 11 12 Shutter/AE lock button Assign SET button LCD display when power ON Add image verification data p.Fn III: Autofocus/Drive 7 8 AF-assist beam firing Mirror lockup p.194 k k k C. speed in Av mode p.196 p.

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Custom Functions are organized into four groups based on the function type: C.Fn I: Exposure, C.Fn II: Image, C.Fn III: Autofocus/Drive, C.Fn IV: Operation/Others.

C.Fn I: Exposure
C.Fn-1 Exposure level increments

0: 1/3-stop 1: 1/2-stop Sets 1/2-stop increments for the shutter speed, aperture, exposure compensation, AEB, flash exposure compensation, etc. Effective when you prefer to control the exposure in less fine increments than 1/3-stop increments.
The exposure level will be displayed in the viewfinder and on the LCD monitor as shown below.

C.Fn-2

ISO expansion

0: Off 1: On For the ISO speed, “H” (equivalent to ISO 12800) will be selectable.

C.Fn-3

Flash sync. speed in Av (Aperture-priority AE) mode

0: Auto The flash sync speed is set automatically within a range of 1/200 sec. to 30 sec. to suit the scene’s brightness. 1: 1/200-1/60 sec. auto When flash is used with aperture-priority AE (f), this prevents a slow flash-sync speed from being set automatically in low-light conditions. It is effective for preventing subject blur and camera shake. However, while the subject will be properly exposed with the flash, the background will come out dark. 2: 1/200 sec. (fixed) The flash-sync speed is fixed to 1/200 sec. This more effectively prevents subject blur and camera shake than with setting 1. However, the background may come out darker than with setting 1.

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When 1 or 2 is set, high-speed sync cannot be used with an external Speedlite.

C.Fn II: Image
C.Fn-4 Long exposure noise reduction

0: Off 1: Auto For 1 sec. or longer exposures, noise reduction is performed automatically if noise typical of long exposures is detected. This [Auto] setting is effective in most cases. 2: On Noise reduction is performed for all exposures of 1 sec. or longer. The [On] setting may be effective for noise that cannot be detected or reduced with the [Auto] setting.
With setting 1 and 2, after the picture is taken, the noise reduction process may take the same amount of time as the exposure. You cannot take another picture until the noise reduction process is completed. At ISO 1600 and higher, noise might be more pronounced with setting 2 than with setting 0 or 1. With setting 2, if a long exposure is shot during Live View display, “BUSY” will be displayed during the noise reduction process. The Live View display will not appear until the noise reduction is completed. (You cannot take another picture.)

C.Fn-5

High ISO speed noise reduction

Reduces the noise generated in the image. Although noise reduction is applied at all ISO speeds, it is particularly effective at high ISO speeds. At low ISO speeds, the noise in the shadow areas is further reduced. Change the setting to suit the noise level. 0: Standard 1: Low 2: Strong 3: Disable
With setting 2, the maximum burst for continuous shooting will greatly decrease.

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C.Fn-6

Highlight tone priority

0: Disable 1: Enable Improves the highlight detail. The dynamic range is expanded from the standard 18% gray to bright highlights. The gradation between the grays and highlights becomes smoother.
With setting 1, the [Disable] setting automatically takes effect for the Auto Lighting Optimizer (p.103) and it cannot be changed. With setting 1, noise may become slightly more pronounced than usual. With setting 1, the settable ISO speed range will be 200 - 6400. Also, the <A> icon will be displayed on the LCD monitor and in the viewfinder when highlight tone priority is enabled.

C.Fn III: Autofocus/Drive
C.Fn-7 AF-assist beam firing

The AF-assist beam can be emitted by the camera’s built-in flash or by an external, EOS-dedicated Speedlite. 0: Enable 1: Disable The AF-assist beam is not emitted. 2: Enable external flash only If an external, EOS-dedicated Speedlite is attached, it will emit the AFassist beam when necessary. The camera’s built-in flash will not fire the AF-assist beam. 3: IR AF assist beam only Among EOS-dedicated Speedlites, only those which have an infrared AF-assist beam will be able to emit the beam. This prevents any Speedlite which uses a series of small flashes (like the built-in flash) from firing the AF-assist beam.
If the external, EOS-dedicated Speedlite’s [AF-assist beam firing] Custom Function is set to [Disabled], the Speedlite will not emit the AF-assist beam even if the camera’s C.Fn-7-0/2/3 is set.

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C.Fn-8

Mirror lockup

0: Disable 1: Enable Prevents camera vibrations caused by the reflex mirror action which can disturb shooting with super telephoto lenses or close-up (macro) shooting. See page 106 for the mirror lockup procedure.

C.Fn IV: Operation/Others
C.Fn-9 Shutter/AE lock button

0: AF/AE lock 1: AE lock/AF Convenient when you want to focus and meter separately. Press the <A> button to autofocus, and press the shutter button halfway to apply AE lock. 2: AF/AF lock, no AE lock In the AI Servo AF mode, you can press the <A> button to stop the AF operation momentarily. This prevents the AF from being thrown off by any obstacle passing between the camera and subject. The exposure is set at the moment the picture is taken. 3: AE/AF, no AE lock This is useful for subjects which keep moving and stopping repeatedly. In the AI Servo AF mode, you can press the <A> button to start or stop the AI Servo AF operation. The exposure is set at the moment the picture is taken. Thus, the optimum focusing and exposure will always be achieved as you wait for the decisive moment.
When 1 or 3 is set, pressing the Remote Switch (p.205) halfway will not work.

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C.Fn-10

Assign SET button

You can assign a frequently-used function to <0>. Press <0> when the camera is shooting-ready. 0: Normal (disabled) 1: Image quality Press <0> to display the image-recording quality setting screen on the LCD monitor. Press the <S> key to select the image-recording quality, then press <0>. 2: Flash exposure compensation When you press <0>, the flash exposure compensation setting screen will appear. 3: LCD monitor On/Off Assigns the same function as the <B> button. 4: Menu display Assigns the same function as the <M> button. 5: ISO speed Assigns the same function as the <Z> button.

C.Fn-11

LCD display when power ON

0: Display on When the power switch is turned on, the shooting settings will be displayed (p.44). 1: Previous display status If you pressed the <B> button and turned off the camera while the LCD monitor was off, the shooting settings will not be displayed when you turn on the camera again. This helps to save battery power. The menu screens and image playback will still be displayed when used. If you pressed the <B> button and turned off the camera while the LCD monitor was on, the shooting settings will be displayed when you turn on the camera again.

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The images are not compatible with the image encryption/decryption features of Original Data Security Kit OSK-E3.3 Custom Function SettingsN C. To verify whether the image is original.173). 197 . the <L> icon will appear. the Original Data Security Kit OSK-E3 (sold separately) is required. When the shooting information of an image appended with the verification data is displayed (p.Fn-12 Add image verification data 0: Disable 1: Enable Data for verifying whether the image is original or not is appended to the image automatically.

Under the [9] tab. then Select [Register to My press <0>. With [z] displayed. 3 Registerthe item to be registered. Delete item/items and Delete all items You can delete any of the registered items. Select [Sort] and select the item whose order you want to change. the desired items. 1 Select [My Menu settings]. Then press <0>. [Delete item/items] deletes one item at a time. press the <M> button.3 Registering My MenuN Under the My Menu tab. the [9] tab will be displayed first when you display the menu screen. then press <0>. To return to the screen in step 2. you can register up to six menu options and Custom Functions whose settings you change frequently. About My Menu settings Sort You can change the order of the registered items in My Menu. You can register up to six items in My Menu. select [My Menu settings]. and [Delete all items] deletes all items. 2 Select [Register to My Menu]. then press <0>. then Select press <0>. On the confirmation dialog. Display from My Menu When [Enable] is set. select [OK] and press <0> to register the item. 198 . Menu]. press the <V> key to change the order.

] to check the copyright information currently set. press the After <M> button to exit.3 Setting Copyright InformationN When you set the copyright information. select [Copyright information]. Enter up to 63 alphanumeric characters and symbols. The text entry screen will appear. Under the [7] tab. option. 199 . 3 Enter text. 2 Select the desiredkey to select either Press the <V> [Enter author’s name] or [Enter copyright details]. then press <0>. then press <0>. 1 Select [Copyright information]. setting. Select [Display copyright info.“Text Entry Procedure” on Refer to the next page and enter the copyright information. 4 Exit theentering the text. Select [Delete copyright information] to delete the copyright information currently set. it will be appended to the image as Exif information.

200 .3 Setting Copyright InformationN Text Entry Procedure Changing the entry area Press the <Q> button to toggle between the top and bottom entry areas. You can also enter the copyright information with EOS Utility (provided software). press the <S> key to select a character. Entering text In the bottom area. then press <0> to enter it. press the <M> button to return to the screen in step 2. Deleting a character Press the <L> button to delete a character. Exiting After completing the text entry. press the <B> button to return to the screen in step 2. Canceling the text entry To cancel the text entry. Moving the cursor Press the <U> key to move the cursor.

The back of this chapter also has an index to make it easier to look up needed information.Reference This chapter provides reference information for camera features. etc. 11 201 . system accessories.

computer keyboards. 202 . etc.48). etc. focus an object at the same distance as the subject and lock the focus before recomposing (p.) Near and far subjects covered by an AF point (Example: Animal in a cage. For situations where AF can fail to achieve focus with Live mode/u Live mode AF. etc. see page 117. AF will not be possible (except Live mode/u Live mode AF). If an Extender (sold separately) is attached and the maximum aperture of the lens is f/5. (2) Set the lens focus mode switch to <MF> and focus manually. see the Extender’s instruction manual. etc.When Autofocus Fails Autofocus can fail to achieve focus (the focus confirmation light <o> blinks) with certain subjects such as the following: Subjects difficult to focus Very low-contrast subjects (Example: Blue sky.) Repetitive patterns (Example: Skyscraper windows. do one of the following: (1) With One-Shot AF.) In such cases. For details. solid-color walls.6 or smaller (larger f/number).) Subjects in very low light Extremely backlit or reflective subjects (Example: Car with a highly reflective body.

203 . 3 Insert the DC Coupler. the DC cord. 2 Connect the DC Coupler. Connect the power cord as shown in the illustration.Using a Household Power Outlet With the AC Adapter Kit ACK-E8 (sold separately). 1 Connect the power cord. you can connect the camera to a household power outlet and not worry about the battery level. 4 Push in the DC cord hole cover and Open install the cord as shown. Close the cover.the DC Connect the cord’s plug to Coupler. Do not connect or disconnect the power cord while the camera’s power switch is set to <1>. After using the camera. unplug the power plug from the power outlet. the DC Open the cover and insert Coupler until it locks in place.

204 . Remote control sensor Set the self-timer to <Q> (p. delay. During wireless remote control.71). Camera misoperation may occur near certain types of fluorescent lights. The remote controller RC-1/RC-5 (sold separately) can also be used.Remote Control Shooting Remote Controller RC-6 (Sold separately) This remote controller enables you to take pictures wirelessly up to about 5 meters/16. the self-timer lamp will light and the picture will be taken. The camera will autofocus. Point the remote controller toward the camera’s remote control sensor and press the transmit button. When focus is achieved.4 feet from the camera. You can either shoot immediately or use a 2-sec. try to keep the camera away from fluorescent light sources.

205 .0 feet cord and enables you to press the shutter button halfway or completely. 2 Attach the eyepiece cover down into Slide the the eyepiece groove to attach it. eyepiece cover. It connects to the camera’s remote control terminal. use the eyepiece cover (p.23) attached to the camera strap. During Live View shooting and movie shooting. To prevent this.Remote Control Shooting Remote Switch RS-60E3 (Sold separately) This remote switch has a 60 cm/2. attaching the eyepiece cover is unnecessary. 1 Remove the eyecup. light entering the eyepiece can throw off the exposure. Using the Eyepiece Cover If you take a picture without looking at the viewfinder. Push the bottom of the eyecup upward.

Shoe-mount Speedlites Macro Lites With an EX-series Speedlite not compatible with flash function settings (p. (Certain EX-series Speedlites also enable [Shutter sync. see the EX-series Speedlite’s instruction manual. it is like a high-output flash attached externally in place of the built-in flash. comp] and [E-TTL II meter. When an EX-series Speedlite (sold separately) is attached to the camera. In other words. only [Flash exp.] can be set for [External flash func.] to be set. the flash will fire at full output only. almost all the autoflash control is done by the camera. This camera is a Type-A camera that can use all the features of EX-series Speedlites. If the flash metering mode is set to TTL autoflash with the Speedlite’s Custom Function. For detailed instructions.External Speedlites EOS-dedicated. 206 .) If flash exposure compensation is set with the external Speedlite. EX-series Speedlites Basically operates like a built-in flash for easy operation. the flash exposure compensation icon displayed on the camera’s LCD monitor will change from y to . setting].147).

the camera may not operate properly and malfunction may result. non-Canon flash units at 1/200 sec. Set the camera’s shooting mode to <a> (manual exposure) or <f> (aperture-priority AE) and adjust the aperture setting before shooting. Do not attach a high-voltage flash unit on the camera’s hot shoe. Cautions for Live View shooting A non-Canon flash will not fire during Live View shooting. When using a Speedlite which has manual flash mode. Be sure to test the flash unit beforehand to make sure it synchronizes properly with the camera. It might not fire. shoot in the manual flash mode. the flash can be fired at full output only. or slower. Using Non-Canon Flash Units Sync Speed The camera can synchronize with compact.External Speedlites Canon Speedlites other than the EX-series With an EZ/E/EG/ML/TL-series Speedlite set in TTL or A-TTL autoflash mode. If the camera is used with a flash unit or flash accessory dedicated to another camera brand. 207 .

then press <0>. transmission. This menu is displayed only when an Eye-Fi card has been loaded in the camera.] to Press <0>. This product is not guaranteed to support Eye-Fi card functions (including wireless transfer). In case of an issue with an Eye-Fi card. then press <0>. Also note that an approval is required to use Eye-Fi cards in many countries or regions. refer to the EyeFi card’s instruction manual or inquire the card’s manufacturer. [Eye-Fi Under the [5] tab.]. use of the card is not permitted.31) 2 Select [Eye-Fi settings]. If it is unclear whether the card has been approved for use in the area. 3 Enable the Eye-Fi[Eye-Fi trans. If you set [Disable]. use the card and to troubleshoot any image transfer problems. please check with the card manufacturer. select settings]. you can automatically transfer captured images to a personal computer or upload them to an online service via a wireless LAN. automatic transmission will not occur even with the Eye-Fi card loaded (Transmission status icon I). then press <0>. 4 Display the connection information. set [Enable]. Select [Connection info. 208 . 1 Insert an Eye-Fi card. (p. please check with the card manufacturer. Without approval. The image transfer is a function of the Eye-Fi card. To set up.Using Eye-Fi Cards With a commercially-available Eye-Fi card already set up.

Turn the camera off and on again. Press the <M> button three times to exit the menu. the Eye-Fi card may become hot.] is set to [Disable]. the image transfer may take longer or might be interrupted. it may still transmit a signal. remove the Eye-Fi card from the camera. H (Displayed) Connected : Connection to access point established. check the Eye-Fi card and personal computer settings. Cautions for Using Eye-Fi Cards If “J” is displayed. Even if [Eye-Fi trans.Using Eye-Fi Cards 5 Check the [Access point SSID:]. auto power off will not take effect. 6 Take the picture. 209 .58). an error occured whil eretrieving the card information. If the image transfer does not work. The battery power will be consumed faster. see the card’s instruction manual. You can also check the Eye-Fi card’s MAC address and firmware version. Check that an access point is displayed for [Access point SSID:]. is displayed in the detailed information display (p. and other places where wireless transmissions are prohibited. Transmission status icon H (Gray) Not connected : No connection with access point. In hospitals. During the image transfer. airports. Depending on the wireless LAN’s connection conditions. H ( ) Transferring : Image transmission to access point in progress. The picture is transferred and the <H> icon switches from gray (Not connected) to the icons below. H (Blinking) Connecting : Connecting with access point. For details. Because of the transmission function. For transferred images.

Function Availability Table according to Shooting Modes o: Set automatically k: User selectable Basic Zone Mode Dial JPEG RAW RAW + 73 ISO speed AF Auto Manual Standard Portrait Picture Style Landscape Neutral Faithful Monochrome User Defined Auto WB White balance Preset WB Custom WB WB correction WB bracketing o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o : Not selectable Movie shooting Creative Zone 1 7 2 3 4 5 6 C d sf a 8 k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k o o o o o o o o k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k o k Auto Lighting Optimizer o Peripheral illumination correction Long exposure noise reduction 210 Quality Stills k k*1 k k k k k k k k k k k k o o k k k k k k k k k k k k o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k o o o o k k k k One-Shot AI Servo AI Focus Auto AF o point selection Manual AF-assist beam o o k k k .

[Remote control] can be set. *3: Refers to “(3) Adjusting the picture brightness” function on page 56. 211 . *5: On the movie shooting mode menu. *4: For autoexposure only.Function Availability Table according to Shooting Modes Basic Zone Mode Dial Evaluative Metering mode Exposure Drive Built-in flash Color space Partial Spot Center-weighted average Creative Zone Movie shooting 1 7 2 3 4 5 6 C d sf a 8 o o o o o o o o k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k*2 k 3 k* k k k k k k k k Program shift Exposure compensation k k k k k k k k k k*4 AEB AE lock Depth-of-field preview Single Continuous Self-timer/ Remote control k k k k k k k k k k k o o o o o o o k k k k k k k k k k k* 4 Stills k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k o o o k k k k k k o k o k o k k k k k k k k k k k k*3 k k k k o o o o o o o o k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k* 5 Self-timer:2 sec Self-timer:Continuous k Auto Manual Flash off o k o k k k k k k o o Red-eye reduction k FE lock Flash exposure compensation sRGB Adobe RGB Live View shooting *1: For manual exposure only. *2: Refers to “(2) Blurring/sharpening the background” function on page 56.

Shaded menu options are not displayed in Basic Zone modes. 3 89 103 86 99 101 102 96 75 91 94 The [2] Shooting 2. / Hold Enable / Disable Disable / Enable Flash firing / Built-in flash function setting / External flash function setting / External flash C. [7] Set-up 3.Fn setting Page 72 138 138 138 104 65 147 2 Shooting 2 (Red) Exposure compensation/AEB Auto Lighting Optimizer Metering mode Custom White Balance WB Shift/BKT Color space Picture Style 1/3-stop increments. 1.Menu Settings 1 Shooting 1 (Red) Quality Beep Release shutter without card Image review Peripheral illumination correction Red-eye reduction Flash control 73 / 83 / 74 / 84 / 76 / 86 / 1+73 / 1 Enable / Disable Enable / Disable Off / 2 sec. 2. and [9] My Menu screens (tabs) are not displayed in Basic Zone modes. / 4 sec. / 8 sec. 212 . [y] Shooting 3. ±5 stops (AEB: ±2 stops) Disable / Low / Standard / Strong q/w/r/e Manual setting of white balance WB correction: White balance correction WB-BKT: White balance bracketing sRGB / Adobe RGB PStandard / QPortrait / RLandscape / SNeutral / UFaithful / VMonochrome / WUser Def.Fn setting / Clear external flash C.

/ 8 min. 800 / Max. 1600 / Max. 6400 Page 151 63 3 Playback 1 (Blue) Protect images Rotate Erase images Print order Slide show Erase-protect images Rotate vertical images Erase images Specify images to be printed (DPOF) Select the images and set the Display time and Repeat settings for automatic playback 170 159 171 185 165 4 Playback 2 (Blue) Histogram Image jump w/6 Ctrl over HDMI Brightness / RGB 1 image / 10 images / 100 images / Date / Movies / Stills Disable / Enable 174 157 168 5 Set-up 1 (Yellow) Auto power off Auto rotate Format File numbering LCD auto off Screen color Eye-Fi settings* 30 sec. / 15 min. / 4 min. 213 . / Off OnPD / OnD / Off Initialize and erase data in the card Continuous / Auto reset / Manual reset Enable / Disable Select the background color Eye-Fi transmission: Disable / Enable Connection information 139 142 42 140 146 146 208 * Displayed only when an Eye-Fi card is used. 400 / Max.Menu Settings y Shooting 3 (Red) Dust Delete Data ISO Auto Obtains data to be used to erase dust spots Max. / 2 min. 3200 / Max. / 1 min.

sec.Fn) Customize camera functions as desired 190 199 144 – Display copyright information / Enter author’s Copyright information name / Enter copyright details / Delete copyright information Clear settings Firmware Ver. min. day) and time (hour. (C.Menu Settings 6 Set-up 2 (Yellow) LCD brightness Date/Time Language Video system Sensor cleaning Live View function settings Seven brightness levels provided Set the date (year.Fn) For updating the firmware 9 My Menu (Green) My Menu settings Register frequently-used menu items and Custom Functions 198 214 .) Select the interface language NTSC / PAL Auto cleaning: Enable / Disable Clean now Clean manually Live View shooting / Grid display / Metering timer / AF mode Page 139 29 30 169 150 153 108 7 Set-up 3 (Yellow) Custom Functions (C.. Clear all camera settings / Clear all Custom Func. month.

Screen color • [6]: Sensor cleaning.Menu Settings Movie Shooting Mode Menu n Movie 1 (Red) Movie recording size AF mode AF during k kShutter/AE lock button Remote control 1920x1080 (6 / 5 / 4) / 1280x720 (8 / 7) / 640x480 (8 / 7) / Crop 640x480 (8 / 7) Live mode / u Live mode / Quick mode Disable / Enable AF/AE lock / AE lock/AF / AF/AF lock. WB Shift/BKT. The following menu items will not be displayed: • [1]: Red-eye reduction. / 1 min. / 30 sec. / 10 min. [7] Set-up 3. no AE lock / AE/AF. Live View function settings 215 . About the menu screen in movie shooting mode The [n] Movie 1 and [o] Movie 2 screens (tabs) are displayed only in the movie shooting mode.]. Color space • [5]: LCD auto off. Flash control • [2]: Metering mode. On / Off Disable / Enable 134 134 134 134 134 * Displayed only when [Movie exposure] is set to [Manual]. and [9] My Menu screens (tabs) will not be displayed. / 16 sec. no AE lock Disable / Enable Page 131 132 132 133 133 o Movie 2 (Red) Movie exposure Grid display Metering timer Sound recording kHighlight tone priority* Auto / Manual Off / Grid 1l / Grid 2m 4 sec. the [Expo./AEB] option will become [Exposure comp. comp. The [y] Shooting 3. / 30 min. Under the [2] tab.

System Map ST-E2 270EX 430EX II 580EX II Macro Ring Lite MR-14EX Macro Twin Lite MT-24EX Eyepiece Extender EP-EX15ll Bundled Accessories Rubber Frame Ef E-series Dioptric Adjustment Lenses Wide Strap EW-100DB lll Eyecup Ef Angle Finder C AC Adapter Kit ACK-E8 Semi Hard Case EH19-L Battery Pack LP-E8 Battery Charger LC-E8 or LC-E8E DC Coupler DR-E8 Compact Power Adapter CA-PS700 Battery Grip BG-E8 Battery Magazine BGM-E8L for two LP-E8 battery packs Battery Magazine BGM-E8A for size-AA/LR6 batteries 216 .

System Map Remote Controller RC-6 Remote Switch RS-60E3 EF lenses External microphone EF-S lenses HDMI Cable HTC-100 Stereo AV Cable AVC-DC400ST TV/Video EOS DIGITAL EOS DIGITAL Solution Disk Software Instruction Manuals Disk Interface Cable PictBridge-compatible printer Interface Cable IFC-200U/500U Computer USB port Windows 7 Windows Vista Windows XP Mac OS X PC card slot Original Data Security Kit OSK-E3 Card reader SD memory card/ SDHC memory card/ SDXC memory card PCMCIA adapter 217 .

Press the <B> button (p. The battery is not properly installed in the camera (p. Attach the battery pack to the charger again and wait a while before connecting the charger to a power outlet again. The access lamp still blinks even when the power switch is set to <2>. If this Troubleshooting Guide does not resolve the problem. If there is a problem with the battery charger. disconnect the charger’s power plug from the power outlet and remove the battery pack. Make sure the card slot cover is closed (p.26). contact your dealer or nearest Canon Service Center. If the power is cut off while an image is being recorded to the card. 218 . The battery charger’s lamp blinks.Troubleshooting Guide If a problem occurs. the power will turn off automatically. Power-Related Problems The battery cannot be recharged with the battery charger provided. Recharge the battery (p. first refer to this Troubleshooting Guide. the access lamp will still continue to light/blink for a few seconds. Make sure the battery compartment cover is closed (p. If this happens.44). the protective circuit will stop the charging operation and the charge lamp will blink in orange.26).24).31). When the image recording is completed. Do not recharge any battery pack other than a genuine Canon Battery Pack LP-E8. The camera does not operate even when the power switch is set to <1>.

The rechargeable battery pack performance will degrade over repeated use. set [5 Auto power off] to [Off]. a picture cannot be taken.31). 69). To prevent camera shake.Troubleshooting Guide The battery becomes exhausted quickly. If you do not want auto power off to take effect. 123).37. Purchase a new one. set the IS switch to <1>. If you use Live View shooting or shoot movies for a prolonged period (p. Slide the card’s write-protect switch to the Write/Erase setting (p. Auto power off is in effect. 37). Press the <B> button to turn on the LCD monitor. replace the card or delete unnecessary images to make room (p. If the card is full. 219 . Use a fully-charged battery pack (p.107. The image is out of focus. Set the lens focus mode switch to <AF> (p. The card is not properly inserted (p.33).31). Shooting-Related Problems No images can be shot nor recorded. Press the shutter button halfway again to focus. The camera turns off by itself. Even if [5 Auto power off] has been set to [Off].36. If you try to focus in One-Shot AF mode while the focus confirmation light <o> in the viewfinder blinks. press the shutter button gently (p. the LCD monitor will still turn off after the camera is idle for 30 min.31.24). If the lens has an Image Stabilizer. the number of possible shots will decrease. or focus manually (p. 171).

Under the [7 Custom Functions (C.Fn)] menu. the maximum burst during continuous shooting will greatly decrease (p. ISO 100 cannot be set.Fn)] menu’s [High ISO speed noise reduction] to [Standard]. then the Auto Lighting Optimizer can be set (p. If you shoot something that has fine detail (field of grass. The maximum burst during continuous shooting is lower. Set the [7 Custom Functions (C. ISO 100 can be set (p.134). the file size will be larger and the actual maximum burst might be lower than the number mentioned on page 72. the Auto Lighting Optimizer cannot be set. When [Highlight tone priority] is set to [Disable]. the shutter speed becomes slow. When I use the <f> mode with flash. This also applies to movie shooting (p. [Low].194).194). or [Disable]. if [Highlight tone priority] is set to [Enable].193). speed in Av mode] to 1 or 2 (p. 220 . etc.Fn)] menu’s [Flash sync. Under the [7 Custom Functions (C.Troubleshooting Guide The card cannot be used. If a card error message is displayed.192). When [Highlight tone priority] is set to [Disable]. If you shoot at night when the background is dark. set the [7 Custom Functions (C.). If you do not want a slow shutter speed to be set. if [Highlight tone priority] is set to [Enable]. If it is set to [Strong].134). The Auto Lighting Optimizer cannot be set. ISO 100 cannot be set.Fn)] menu. This also applies to movie shooting (p. the shutter speed becomes slow automatically (slow-sync shooting) so that both the subject and background are properly exposed. see page 42 or 224.

If you shoot continuously with the built-in flash at short intervals. movie shooting may stop automatically. If the card’s writing speed is slow.Troubleshooting Guide The built-in flash does not fire.. Use an SD Speed Class 6 “ ” or faster card. etc. If you use flash.109). The shutter makes two shooting sounds during Live View shooting. The movie shooting terminates by itself. When a movie is played. 221 . The camera makes a noise when it is shaken. The built-in flash’s pop-up mechanism moves slightly. the flash might stop operating to protect the flash unit. This is normal. the respective operation noise will also be recorded. Using an external microphone (commercially available) is recommended (p. camera operation noise can be heard. movie shooting will stop automatically. see the card manufacturer’s Web site. the shutter will make two sounds each time you shoot (p. If the movie file size reaches 4 GB or if the movie recording time reaches 29 min.135). 59 sec. To find out the card’s read/write speed. If you operate the camera’s dials or lens during movie shooting.

If the image has been protected.140).Troubleshooting Guide Display & Operation Problems The LCD monitor does not display a clear image. The file name’s first character is an underscore (“_MG_”). In low or high temperatures. If the LCD monitor is dirty.170).96). The menu screen shows few tabs and options. If Adobe RGB is set. the LCD monitor display may seem slow or might look black. The file numbering does not start from 0001. The image cannot be erased. certain tabs and menu options are not displayed. In Basic Zone modes and in movie shooting mode. 222 . the first character will be an underscore (p. the file numbering might start from the last image in the card (p. Set the shooting mode to a Creative Zone mode (p.40). If you use a card which already has images recorded. it cannot be erased (p. It will return to normal at room temperature. use a soft cloth to clean it. Set the color space to sRGB.

[Eye-Fi Settings] will only appear when the Eye-Fi card is inserted in the camera. Make sure the AV cable or HDMI cable’s plug is inserted all the way in (p.180).169). The card reader does not detect the card. you will not be able to check the card’s connection status.167. What is displayed on the screen differs depending on the printer. The correct date and time has not been set (p.29). 223 . connect your camera and computer with the provided interface cable.Troubleshooting Guide The shooting date and time displayed is incorrect. In such a case. Set the video OUT system (NTSC/PAL) to the same video system as the TV set (p. If the Eye-Fi card has a write-protect tab. Depending on the card reader and computer OS used. Printing-Related Problems There are fewer printing effects than listed in the instruction manual. 169). This instruction manual lists all the printing effects available (p. No image appears on the TV screen. Use the AV cable that came with the camera (p.214). or disable Eye-Fi card transmission when the tab is in the locked position. The [Eye-Fi Settings] menu item does not appear. and transfer the images to your computer using EOS Utility (provided software). SDXC cards might not be correctly detected.

Operate the power switch (p. If there is a problem with the camera. an error message will appear. Operate the power switch (p. 42). Clean the electrical contacts on the camera and lens and use a Canon lens (p. Error Message & Solution Communications between the camera and lens is faulty. and contact your nearest Canon Service Center. Countermeasures No.27. Card cannot be accessed. on again or re-install the battery. 171. 16). 60. 26) * If the error still persists. Turn the camera off and on again. Shooting is not possible due to an error. remove and install the battery pack 70. 20. Follow the onscreen instructions. 10. 42). or format the card (p. replace the card.27). The built-in flash could not be raised. or format the card (p.31. 04 Replace the card. 50. 06 Sensor cleaning is not possible. erase unnecessary images. Remove and insert the card again. Turn the camera off and on again. 40. Reinsert/change card or format card with camera.Error Codes Error No. 01 02 05 224 . Clean the lens contacts.13. Cannot save images because card is full. Turn the camera off and 30. Operate the power switch. or use a Canon lens (p. write down the error No. Replace card.27).31. 80 again.

Portrait. Tungsten light. 4. 17. 18.6 times the lens focal length) Canon EF mount CMOS sensor Approx. SDXC memory card 22.90 megapixels (5184 x 3456) Medium : Approx.Specifications • Type Type: Recording media: Image sensor size: Compatible lenses: Digital. Custom White balance correction and white balance bracketing features provided * Color temperature information transmission enabled Applicable to long exposures and high ISO speed shots Auto Lighting Optimizer Provided Provided Lens mount: • Image Sensor Type: Effective pixels: Aspect ratio: Dust delete feature: • Recording System Recording format: Image type: Recorded pixels: • Image Processing Picture Style: White balance: Noise reduction: Automatic image brightness correction: Highlight tone priority: Lens peripheral illumination correction: 225 .50 megapixels (2592 x 1728) RAW : Approx. AF/AE camera with built-in flash SD memory card. Flash).3 Auto. 1 .0 JPEG.00 megapixels 3:2 Auto.00 megapixels (3456 x 2304) Small : Approx. Neutral. SDHC memory card. RAW (14-bit Canon original) RAW+JPEG simultaneous recording possible Large : Approx. 8.90 megapixels (5184 x 3456) Standard.9 mm Canon EF lenses (including EF-S lenses) (35mm-equivalent focal length is approx. Monochrome. Manual. Preset (Daylight. Faithful. Cloudy. single-lens reflex. Shade. White fluorescent light. Landscape. Dust Delete Data appending Design rule for Camera File System 2. 1. 17. User Def.3 x 14.

or 1/2-stop increments AE lock: Auto: Applied in One-Shot AF mode with evaluative metering when focus is achieved Manual: By AE lock button 226 . Night Portrait.87x (-1 m-1 with 50mm lens at infinity) Eye point: Approx. Manual focusing (MF) Small series of flashes fired by built-in flash • Exposure Control Metering modes: 63-zone TTL full-aperture metering • Evaluative metering (linkable to any AF point) • Partial metering (approx. AI Servo AF.18 (at 23°C/73°F. 19 mm (From eyepiece lens center at -1 m-1) Built-in dioptric adjustment: -3.20 (at 23°C/73°F with EF 50mm f/1. Creative Auto. 0. ISO 100) One-Shot AF. depth-of-field AE.0 m-1 (dpt) Focusing screen: Fixed.4 USM lens. 9% of viewfinder at center) • Spot metering (approx.6400 (in whole-stop exposure index) increments).3200 set automatically (Recommended Creative Zone modes: ISO 100 . 95% Magnification: Approx. shutter-priority AE.6400 Auto. Sports. 4% of viewfinder at center) • Center-weighted average metering Metering range: EV 1 . phase detection 9 AF points EV -0. ISO 100 . Portrait. ISO 100) Exposure control: Program AE (Full Auto. aperture-priority AE. Flash Off. Precision Matte Mirror: Quick-return type Depth-of-field preview: Provided • Autofocus Type: AF points: Metering range: Focus modes: AF-assist beam: TTL secondary image-registration. Close-up. Program). manual exposure ISO speed: Basic Zone modes: ISO 100 .0 . or ISO speed expanded to ISO 12800 Exposure compensation: Manual and AEB (Settable in combination with manual exposure compensation) Settable amount: ±5 stops in 1/3. AI Focus AF. Landscape.Specifications • Viewfinder Type: Eye-level pentamirror Coverage: Vertical/Horizontal approx.5 .+1.

auto pop-up flash Guide No. (Full Auto mode). burst: JPEG Large/Fine: Approx. 34 shots RAW: Approx. ISO 100) Two types Metering modes: Metering range: Grid display: 227 . 3 shots * Figures are based on Canon’s testing standards (ISO 100 and Standard Picture Style) using a 4GB card.Specifications • Shutter Type: Shutter speeds: Electronically-controlled. delay with continuous shooting Continuous shooting speed: Max. Face detection Live mode (Contrast detection) Quick mode (Phase-difference detection) Manual focusing (5x/10x magnification possible) Evaluative metering with the image sensor EV 0 . or 2-sec. Available range varies by shooting mode. continuous shooting.7 shots/sec. 1/4000 sec. Max. 6 shots RAW+JPEG Large/Fine: Approx.or 1/2-stop increments FE lock: Provided PC terminal: None Built-in flash: • Drive System Single shooting. self-timer with 10sec. 3 sec.. External flash: EX-series Speedlite (Flash functions settable with the camera) Flash metering: E-TTL II autoflash Flash exposure compensation: ±2 stops in 1/3.20 (at 23°C/73°F with EF 50mm f/1. in meters/feet) Flash coverage: 17mm lens angle of view Recycling time approx. Drive mode: • Live View Shooting Focusing: Live mode. bulb (Total shutter speed range. to 30 sec. approx. delay and 10-sec. focal-plane shutter 1/4000 sec.4 USM lens. to 1/60 sec. X-sync at 1/200 sec.) • Flash Retractable.: 13/43 (ISO 100. 3.

1280x720 (60p/50p) : Approx.7 cm (3 inches) with approx.00 fps File size: 1920x1080 (30p/25p/24p) : Approx.20 (at 23°C/73°F with EF 50mm f/1.6400 With manual exposure: Manually settable within ISO 100 . 165 MB/min. 640x480 (60p/50p) : Approx. 165 MB/min. 50p: 50. ISO 100) Exposure control: Program AE (exposure compensation possible) for movies and manual exposure ISO speed: With autoexposure shooting: Automatically set within ISO 100 . 330 MB/min. ISO auto Sound recording: Built-in monaural microphone External stereo microphone terminal provided Grid display: Two types • LCD Monitor Type: Monitor size and dots: Coverage: Brightness adjustment: Interface language: TFT color liquid-crystal monitor 7. 100% Manual (7 levels) 25 228 . Focusing: Same as focusing with Live View shooting Metering modes: Center-weighted average and evaluative metering with the image sensor * Automatically set by the focusing mode Metering range: EV 0 .94 fps. 24p: 23.264 Variable (average) bit rate Audio recording format: Linear PCM Recording format: MOV Recording size and frame rate: 1920x1080 (Full HD) : 30p/25p/24p 1280x720 (HD) : 60p/50p 640x480 (SD) : 60p/50p Crop 640x480 (SD) : 60p/50p * 30p: 29. 1.976 fps.Specifications • Movie Shooting Movie compression: MPEG-4 AVC/H.97 fps.4 USM lens. 25p: 25.00 fps. 60p: 59. 330 MB/min.04 million dots Approx.6400 (in whole-stop increments). Crop 640x480 (60p/50p) : Approx.

9-image index. video/audio OUT. image rotate possible Zoom magnification: Approx. by movie. size-AA/LR6 batteries can be used With viewfinder shooting: Approx. approx. 440 shots at 23°C/73°F. 180 shots at 23°C/73°F. stereo mini-jack Remote control terminal: For Remote Switch RS-60E3 Wireless remote control: Remote Controller RC-6 • Power Source Battery: Battery Pack LP-E8 (Quantity 1) * AC power can be supplied via AC Adapter Kit ACK-E8 * With Battery Grip BG-E8 attached. histogram). 400 shots at 0°C/32°F With Live View shooting: Approx. 1.1 compatible 12 Provided Entry and inclusion possible • Custom Functions Custom Functions: My Menu registration: Copyright information: • Interface Audio/video OUT/ Digital terminal: Analog video (Compatible with NTSC/PAL)/stereo audio output For personal computer communication and direct printing (Hi-Speed USB equivalent) HDMI mini OUT terminal: Type C (Auto switching of resolution). 4-image index. HDMI OUT) Built-in speaker • Direct Printing Compatible printers: Printable images: Print ordering: PictBridge-compatible printers JPEG and RAW images DPOF Version 1. by shooting date. CEC-compatible External microphone IN terminal: 3. by stills Highlight alert: Overexposed highlights blink Movie playback: Enabled (LCD monitor. jump by 10 or 100 images.Specifications • Image Playback Image display formats: Single image. detailed info.5x .5mm dia. Single image + Info (Basic info. 150 shots at 0°C/32°F Battery life: (Based on CIPA testing standards) 229 .10x Image browsing methods: Single image. approx.

Specifications • Dimensions and Weight Dimensions (W x H x D): 128.104°F Working humidity: 85% or less • Battery Pack LP-E8 Type: Rated voltage: Battery capacity: Working temperature range: Rechargeable lithium-ion battery 7. 475 g / 16.1 x 3.5 mm / 2.40°C / 43°F .5 mm / 2.104°F 85% or less 69 x 28 x 87.7 x 1.6 x 2. Battery Pack LP-E8 Approx.4 in.1 x 3.1 x 15. (body only) • Operation Environment Working temperature range: 0°C .4 V DC / 720mA 6°C .5 x 0.8 x 3.7 x 1.40°C / 32°F . 2 hours (at 23°C / 73°F) 100 .7 oz.104°F 85% or less 69 x 28 x 87.40°C / 32°F .5 x 75. Weight: Approx.8 x 97.40°C / 43°F .2 mm / 1.3 mm / 5. Approx.0 in. • Battery Charger LC-E8E 230 .4 x 55.9 oz. 52 g / 1.9 oz.4 in. Weight: Approx. Approx. 82 g / 2.240 V AC (50/60 Hz) 8.2 V DC 1120 mAh During charging: 6°C .8 oz. • Battery Charger LC-E8 Compatible battery: Recharging time: Rated input: Rated output: Working temperature range: Working humidity: Dimensions (W x H x D): Weight: Compatible battery: Recharging time: Rated input: Rated output: Working temperature range: Working humidity: Dimensions (W x H x D): Weight: Battery Pack LP-E8 Approx.104°F Working humidity: 85% or less Dimensions (W x H x D): 37.4 V DC / 720mA 6°C . 82 g / 2. 2 hours (at 23°C / 73°F) 100 .8 oz. (CIPA testing standards) Approx.240 V AC (50/60 Hz) 8.104°F During shooting: 0°C .40°C / 43°F .2 in. 530 g / 18.1 x 3.

34x (at 55 mm) Field of view: 207 x 134 .) Image Stabilizer: Lens shift type Filter size: 58 mm Lens cap: E-58 Max.8 in.8 in.67 x 45 mm / 8. Product specifications and the exterior are subject to change without notice. diameter x length: 75.25 m / 0.5 x 70 mm / 2. (From image sensor plane) Max.49 m / 1. diameter x length: 68. (at 0. Hood: EW-73B (sold separately) Case: LP1116 (sold separately) All specifications above are based on Canon’s testing standards.5-5. magnification: 0.61 ft.4 x 101 mm / 3.4 in.27°50’ Horizontal extent: 64°30’ . (327 x 503 mm / 12.1 x 5.8 in.0 x 4. Weight: Approx.1 oz. consult the respective lens maker.3 . 200 g / 7.2.21x (at 135mm) Image Stabilizer: Lens shift type Filter size: 67 mm Lens cap: E-67U Max.5-5. 455 g / 16.Specifications • EF-S 18-55mm f/3.6°20’ Lens construction: 16 elements in 12 groups Minimum aperture: f/22 . Hood: EW-60C (sold separately) Case: LP814 (sold separately) • EF-S 18-135mm f/3.9°30’ Vertical extent: 45°30’ .36 Closest focusing distance*: At 18mm focal length: 0.82 ft. 231 .15°40’ Lens construction: 11 elements in 9 groups Minimum aperture: f/22 .6 x 1.0 oz.11°30’ Horizontal extent: 64°30’ .45 m / 1.0 in. field of view) * Distance from image sensor plane Max. (75 x 112 mm / 3. If a problem occurs with a non-Canon lens attached to the camera.36 Closest focusing distance: 0.0 x 4. field of view) At 135mm focal length: 0.7 x 2.82 ft.23°20’ Vertical extent: 45°30’ .6 IS Angle of view: Diagonal extent: 74°20’ . Weight: Approx.48 ft.6 IS Angle of view: Diagonal extent: 74°20’ .9 x 19.25 m / 0. magnification: 0.

although you may request such repairs on a chargeable basis.. * This digital camera supports Design rule for Camera File System 2. Macintosh and Mac OS are trademarks or registered trademarks of Apple Inc. By connecting the camera to an Exif Print-compliant printer.. Please note that this warranty does not apply to repairs arising out of the malfunction of non-genuine Canon accessories. 232 .21 (also called “Exif Print”). etc. Canon shall not be liable for any damage to this product and/or accidents such as fire. Use of genuine Canon accessories is recommended This product is designed to achieve excellent performance when used with genuine Canon accessories. in the United States and other countries. HDMI logo. All other corporate and product names and trademarks mentioned in this manual are the property of their respective owners. Windows is a trademark or registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and other countries.” * Notice displayed in English as required. the shooting information is incorporated to optimize the print output. a leakage and/or explosion of a battery pack). LLC. About MPEG-4 Licensing “This product is licensed under AT&T patents for the MPEG-4 standard and may be used for encoding MPEG-4 compliant video and/or decoding MPEG-4 compliant video that was encoded only (1) for a personal and non-commercial purpose or (2) by a video provider licensed under the AT&T patents to provide MPEG-4 compliant video. and High-Definition Multimedia Interface are a trademark or registered trademark of HDMI Licensing LLC. SDXC logo is a trademark of SD-3C.Trademarks Adobe is a trademark of Adobe Systems Incorporated.0 and Exif 2. Exif Print is a standard that enhances compatibility between digital cameras and printers.g. caused by the malfunction of nongenuine Canon accessories (e. HDMI. No license is granted or implied for any other use for MPEG-4 standard.

. (Battery chemicals may harm the stomach and intestines. And do not subject the battery pack or back-up battery to strong physical shock. and clothing. Also. smoke. or modify the battery pack or back-up battery. or fumes are emitted during battery pack recharging. Do not expose the battery pack or back-up battery to fire or water. immediately unplug the battery charger from the power outlet to stop the recharging and prevent a fire. follow the safeguards below: . . heat generation. remove it immediately. • During the recharging. It can deform the cord or melt the insulation and cause a fire or electrical shock. If a child swallows the battery. If the battery leakage contacts your eyes. keep at least 1 meter away. Do not mix new and old or different types of batteries. • If the battery pack or back-up battery leaks.40°C (32°F . 233 . accessories. and explosions. It may impair the person’s vision. • Do not fire the flash at someone driving a car. .) • When disposing of a battery pack or back-up battery.104°F). • Do not fire the flash near a person’s eyes.Do not use any batteries. flush the affected area with lots of clean water without rubbing it.Do not short-circuit. skin. • Before storing the camera or accessory when not in use. disassemble. It may cause an accident. . and fire. keep the equipment away from the reach of children. and accessories not specified in this booklet. This is to prevent electrical shock. death.Do not recharge the battery pack outside the allowable ambient temperature range of 0°C . or clothing. Do not use any home-made or modified batteries. insulate the electrical contacts with tape to prevent contact with other metallic objects or batteries. or emits smoke or fumes. • Do not leave any cords near a heat source. It can cause blindness or skin problems. remove the battery pack and disconnect the power plug. excessive heat. and material damage. • If excessive heat.Safety Warnings Follow these safeguards and use the equipment properly to prevent injury. Preventing Serious Injury or Death • To prevent fire. etc. See a physician immediately. This is to prevent an explosion or fire. Do not apply heat or apply solder to the battery pack or back-up battery. consult a physician immediately. • Keep the back-up battery away from children.Do not insert any foreign metallic objects into the electrical contacts of the camera. • Do not use the equipment where there is flammable gas. When using flash to photograph an infant. changes color. This is to prevent fire or an explosion. deforms. do not exceed the recharging time. The cord can accidentally choke the child or give an electrical shock. • Prevent any battery leakage from contacting your eyes. skin. power sources.Do not install the battery pack or back-up battery in reversed polarity (+ –). Be careful not to get burned in the process. chemical leakage. connecting cables.

or other organic solvents to clean the equipment. • Do not leave a lens or lens-attached camera under the sun without the lens cap attached. Doing so may damage your vision. cut. contact your dealer or your nearest Canon Service Center.Do not scratch. grasp and pull the plug instead of the cord. This is to prevent fire and electrical shock. .When unplugging a power plug. Electromagnetic waves emitted by the camera may interfere with the plane’s instruments or the hospital’s medical equipment. High-voltage internal parts can cause electrical shock. Doing so may trap heat within and cause the casing to deform or catch fire. Doing so may cause fire or a health hazard. The battery pack or back-up battery can also become hot and cause skin burns. Otherwise. • If you drop the camera in water or if water or metal fragments enter inside the camera.• If you drop the equipment and the casing breaks open to expose the internal parts. . If the surrounding is dusty. Doing so may cause injury. or excessively bend the cord or put a heavy object on the cord. Doing so may cause battery leakage or a shorter battery life. do not touch the internal parts due to the possibility of electrical shock. • Occasionally unplug the power plug and use a dry cloth to clean off the dust around the power outlet.Always insert the power plug all the way in. the dust on the power outlet may become moist and short-circuit the outlet to cause a fire. • Do not use paint thinner. . This is to prevent fire and electrical shock. • Keep the camera from the reach of small children. promptly remove the battery pack and back-up battery. the lens may concentrate the sun’s rays and cause a fire. • Do not cover or wrap the battery-recharging apparatus with a cloth. • Do not use or leave the battery pack or back-up battery in a hot environment. follow the safeguards below: . .Do not handle a power plug with wet hands. The neck strap can accidentally choke the child. • Do not store the equipment in dusty or humid places. • Do not carry the camera around while it is attached to a tripod. . benzene. • To prevent fire and electrical shock. • Do not look at the sun or an extremely bright light source through the camera or lens. Preventing Injury or Equipment Damage • Do not leave equipment inside a car under the hot sun or near a heat source. • Do not disassemble or modify the equipment. humid. The equipment may become hot and cause skin burns.Do not use a cord whose insulation has been damaged. If the product does not work properly or requires repair. 234 . Also do not twist or tie the cords. or oily. check if it is allowed. • Before using the camera inside an airplane or hospital.Do not connect too many power plugs to the same power outlet. Also make sure the tripod is sturdy enough to support the camera and lens.

in accordance with the Battery Directive. This product should be handed over to a designated collection point.European Union (and EEA) only. the Battery Directive (2006/66/EC) and/or your national laws implementing those Directives. according to the WEEE Directive (2002/96/EC). this indicates that a heavy metal (Hg = Mercury. (EEA: Norway.. Improper handling of this type of waste could have a possible impact on the environment and human health due to potentially hazardous substances that are generally associated with EEE. Iceland and Liechtenstein) 235 . If a chemical symbol is printed beneath the symbol shown above.g. Cd = Cadmium. e. on an authorized one-for-one basis when you buy a new similar product or to an authorized collection site for recycling waste electrical and electronic equipment (EEE) and batteries and accumulators. Pb = Lead) is present in this battery or accumulator at a concentration above an applicable threshold specified in the Battery Directive.com/environment. For more information about the recycling of this product. Your cooperation in the correct disposal of this product will contribute to the effective usage of natural resources. waste authority. please contact your local city office. These symbols indicate that this product is not to be disposed of with your household waste.canon-europe. approved scheme or your household waste disposal service or visit www.

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................................................ 160.................. 169 Camera Camera shake.................. 84 BULB (Bulb exposure)..............67 Aperture-priority AE ............ 138 Eye-Fi...........131 1920x1080 ................................ 2..........71 4. 35 ..................................................... 31...................................... 32................................148 2-sec......... 112...........................45..................................................... 42 Problem.................................................................... 84 C C (Creative Auto) .89 AF → Focusing AI FOCUS (AI Focus AF)........... 103 Auto playback → Slide show Auto power off......160................................. self-timer .................................................................................................. 96 Color temperature ..............85 Adobe RGB...32 A-DEP (Automatic depth-of-field AE)............. 138 Black-and-white image ...... 52 Color space . 150 Clock → Date/Time Close-up ............................... 143 Camera shake ........ 224 SD speed class ............... 13....... 82 Bulb ............37 Card............. 99 Color tone.67 AI SERVO (AI Servo AF) ............ 70 Contrast....27.......................... 3..................156 640x480 ... 93 Built-in flash........................131 1st-curtain sync.......................................... 76..or 9-image index display................................................................................................................97....................................... 86 Cleaning (image sensor) ........ 2 Center-weighted average metering .... 169 Auto Lighting Optimizer...... 144 Holding the camera.................................... 36 Settings display..... 92 A A/V OUT...........Index 1280x720 ........... 167.. 134 AEB........ 31 Card reminder ...........................160.................................................................131 Battery Grip ................... 55 Cable .. 106 Clear settings .......... 208 Format........................... 92 Continuous shooting..... 123 SDHC/SDXC......... 79.................67 AI Servo AF........ 64.....20 Battery → Power 237 ................. 169 Access lamp.............. 216 Beeper....................76 Basic Zone modes ..........................................96 AE lock...........80 B B/W (Monochrome).148 2nd-curtain sync......................... 139 Autofocus → Focusing Av (Aperture-priority AE)............................80 Audio/video OUT...................................

.................208 Eyepiece cover .................... 194 Beeper ..... 69 Focusing AF mode ...............................185 Drive mode .............................................................. 47..... 64 External Speedlite..................... 192 Menu setting ..................... 88 Flash off ...................................................................176 Dioptric adjustment .......................................... 42 Frame rate............203 Depth-of-field preview.........16..... 68 AF-assist beam... 202 Recompose......... 64 2nd-curtain sync .......87 Extension .......................................36 Direct printing → Printing DPOF..................................................................................................................141 External Speedlite....... 147 Red-eye reduction ...................................82 Dial....... 149 Effective range ..................................................... 147..... 131 Full Auto ........... 71 Dust Delete Data ...... 206 FE lock........... 49..... 88 Focus confirmation light ....... 66... 148 Built-in flash ...............................................Index Copyright information......... 140 File size ............................................................................ 205 F Face detection Live mode (AF)...190 Clear all ......... 132.......................224 Evaluative metering .........................191 File number ..................... 48 Format (card initialization)....................................171 Error codes .....................................190 List....... 98 Flash exposure compensation.......55 Creative Zone modes ........86 Exposure compensation .......................... 206 Eye-Fi card .... 113 AF point selection .... 33.......147..................20 Custom Functions. 173 Filter effect (Monochrome) . 47... 117....................23......199 Creative Auto ......... 46 Full HD ......29 DC coupler................ 64 Custom Functions........................ 69........ 131 Full High-Definition......... 214 Flash ....... 48 Focus mode switch .. 202 Manual focusing........................................ 160 D Date/Time ................... 131...........................98 238 .................................................................. 123......70.......151 E Erase (image) ........... 65 Flash exposure compensation ... ... 56 Flash-sync speed...................... 46 Focus lock ............................................................... 72................... 117............................... 138 Difficult-to-focus subjects .................................................. 93 Firmware Ver......................................... 77 Digital terminal .114 Faithful .76 FE lock...... 120 Out of focus .....................................................................

............. 33 Lens peripheral illumination correction.......................... 63 ISO expansion . 72 Index display .....................173 Histogram ...........................................156 Jump display (Image browsing)... 21. 18 Lens...................... 72 Jump display ....................... 51........................... 167 Image area........................................ 62 Auto...........................................203 J JPEG ....................62............................................170 Rotate ....... 33 .....210 Image dust prevention..... 159 Shooting information........ 113 239 .......................... 167 Highlight alert .....160.......... 20 Image-recording quality.......................................... 30 LCD monitor ...................34 Landscape................................................................ 197 Image Zone .. 134 H HDMI......................158 Playback ..........................................................................................................................157 Magnified view.. 139 Display switching ... 146 Shooting settings display ..................... 156 ISO speed ..................................................................112...............................173 Highlight detail loss .......... 155 Protect .......................... 160.......96 Image Auto playback .....173 Highlight tone priority ......................168 High-Definition .142.........................58.... 146 Brightness adjustment .........165 Erase .................35 Attaching/Detaching ...................Index Function availability table............................. 167 HDMI CEC (High-Definition Multimedia Interface Consumer Electronics Control) ... 192 Maximum ISO speed with Auto ISO ..........................110....................... 157 L I ICC profile .................174 Household power ......................................... 44 Image playback......171 Highlight alert...174 Index............................................................................................... 155 Menu screen ........................................ 40 Screen color............ 151 Image review time ................. 75 Language selection ................... 104 Live mode (AF). 63 G Grid display . 13 Auto off.....131...... 138 Image verification data ... 194 Histogram (Brightness/RGB) ......................................... 58.. 173 View on TV ...........................160....................

127 Manual focusing.......... 66 P P (Program AE)......................... 193 Nomenclature...................................................... 134 Still photo shooting................. 193 Long exposure .............................198 Setting operation .....................................120.................................83 Magnified view .................... 198 N Neutral...........................42.......... 43 M M (Manual exposure)......... 127 Movie crop .................20 Monochrome...................................................................... 51 Noise reduction High ISO speed ................ 160 File size. 60 PAL....... 123 Sound recording .................................................. 214 O ONE SHOT (One-Shot AF) ............................................................................. 158 Malfunction .107 Focusing................69.........................................................76 Movie Autoexposure shooting ........................ 162 Recording size ... 124 Editing out first and last scenes ....Index Live View shooting..86 Metering timer...................73 Memory card → Card Menu Menu settings ... 214 240 ............ 134 MF (Manual focusing) ... 131...... 74.... 16 ..109 Long exposures → Bulb Low level format................. 120 Maximum burst ....... 131 Playback ................... 76 Night Portrait ........ 66 One-Shot AF ................................ 160................................. 164 Enjoying .......22 NTSC ........................ 132 Shooting............................. 54 Night scene ................. 129 View on TV .........69.........................................................................................113 Grid display ...........................134 Mirror lockup ....112.....................................106... 132 Frame rate ..................... 131....212 My Menu.........................112 Possible shots .................... 131 Manual exposure shooting................... 195 Mode Dial........................................................83.......................................................40 Metering mode.. 120 Microphone ...... 70.......218 Manual exposure ......................................... 131 Recording time.. 167 My Menu . 84......................................

...94 Pixels .....................185 Printing effects . 93 Sharpness .. 204 Revert to default settings..............................................24 Switch ...... 133.118 241 ........ 72 ..................................................................................... 110................ 150............ 233 Saturation ......................................... 92 SD/SDHC/SDXC card → Card Self-timer ...............................................86 Peripheral illumination correction ........................................ 54........176 Page layout...............179 Print Order (DPOF).......................Index Paper settings (printing). 144 Rotate (image)....... 72 ... 139 Battery check......................................28 Household power. 71 Sensor cleaning....74 RAW+JPEG................... 126...................................... 109 Power Auto power off .................183 Trimming..91 Selection.............................................................203 Possible shots ..104 PictBridge............................75 User defined ............................. 155 Portrait ............ 24 Red-eye reduction .......74 Recharge....60 Program shift . 57.............178 Partial metering......72 Playback .............. 142.....................28.................... 75 Possible shots...............183 Program AE ............................. 109 Recharge ...................... 173 Q Q (Quick Control) ........61 Protect (image erase-protection)............................ 159 S Safety warnings...................................................................27...............................................................................................179 Paper settings....38 Quick mode (AF).......................................................27 Printing........ 31 Remote control shooting..........................................38 Quick Control screen ..... 65 Release shutter without card...... 92 Shooting information display .............................50..... 71..180.............28................................... 27.58............175 Picture Style Adjustment........... 153 Sepia (Monochrome).............. 182 Tilt correction .....................................170 R RAW .

.55 1 (Full Auto).....23 System map..................... 78 V Video system.......82 Strap ............................................53 6 (Night Portrait) ...........................................................................................................................................................................................50 3 (Landscape) .........86 sRGB .....................37 Shutter-priority AE ..46 7 (Flash Off) .............................................................85 M (Manual exposure) .................................................... 100 T Tone priority ...........................................18 Shutter button ............54 k (Movie shooting).....................................60 C (Creative Auto) .96 Standard ....83 Av (Aperture-priority AE) ..............................................................78 P (Program AE) ........20 A-DEP (Automatic depth-of-field AE) ..........................................93 Trimming (printing)..................49 2 (Portrait) ....... 169........... 99 Personal............................................75 Stopped-down aperture .......194 Toning effect (Monochrome) .. 102 Correction . 36 Volume (Movie playback) ...51 4 (Close-up) .......... 167 Viewfinder ................................123 Shooting settings display .... 99 Bracketing.........134 Speaker.............................................................................................216 Tv (Shutter-priority AE) ............ 160...................................................................................165 Sound recording ... 19 Dioptric adjustment ..........78 Slide show ................Index Shooting mode................52 5 (Sports)..............53 Spot metering..............162 Sports........ 214 View on TV........................................ 101 Custom ....................................................... 163 W WB → White balance White balance .................80 Tv (Shutter-priority AE)...183 242 ...................

.....249 p..........259 243 ..254 p.247 p...................Z: ISO Speed ..........E: AF Mode......245 p...........Quick Reference Guide Menu Operations ...............Basic Zone Modes ...........Image Playback ....256 Installing the Software ......255 Software Start Guide EOS DIGITAL Solution Disk ....................d: Program AE ..........251 p........A Live View Shooting.257/258 EOS DIGITAL Software Instruction Manuals Disk ......k Shooting Movies ....250 p...p...p...Nomenclature ....250 p................253 p..S AF Point ............246 p.....254 p...........251 p....250 p..........................................Picture Style .Image-recording Quality .244 p.s: Shutter-priority AE ......p...........Custom Functions ........249 p...Using the Built-in Flash..................................f: Aperture-priority AE.........................252 p............p..........i Drive Mode ................246 p..252 p.Creative Zone Modes ..Q Quick Control Screen ........250 p......

3. press <0>. then press the <V> key to select the desired item. After setting the item. 2. Press the <U> key to select the tab. Press the <M> button to display the menu. 4. Basic Zone Modes Movie Shooting Mode Creative Zone Modes Tab Menu items Menu settings 244 . Press <0> to display the setting.Quick Reference Guide Menu Operations <M> button <0> button LCD monitor <S> Cross keys 1.

Quick Reference Guide Q Quick Control Screen With the shooting settings displayed. The Quick Control screen will appear. In the Basic Zone modes (except C). then turn the <6> dial to set it. 245 . you can select certain drive modes and the image-recording quality. press the <Q> button. Aperture ISO speed Highlight tone priority Flash exposure compensation Auto Lighting Optimizer Drive mode Picture Style White balance Metering mode AF mode Shutter speed Exposure compensation/ AEB setting Shooting mode Image-recording quality Press the <S> key to select the function.

Quick Reference Guide Image-recording Quality Select [1 Quality]. Black-and-white images. Style Description P Standard Q Portrait R Landscape V Monochrome Vivid colors and sharp images. Image-recording quality Pixels Possible shots A Picture StyleN Press the <XA> button. then press <0>. Vivid blue skies and greenery and very sharp images. then press <0>. Press the <U> key to select the Picture Style. For <S> (Neutral) and <U> (Faithful). see the camera’s instruction manual. Press the <U> key to select the quality. Nice skin tones and slightly sharp images. 246 . then press <0>.

Quick Reference Guide Nomenclature Power switch <Z> ISO speed setting button <6> Main Dial <D> Flash button Mode Dial Shutter button Focus mode switch <A> Live View shooting/ Movie shooting button <A> AE lock button <S> AF point selection button Display-off sensor <S> Cross keys Access lamp <O> Aperture/Exposure compensation button <0> Setting button 247 .

burst Monochrome shooting ISO speed Exposure level indicator AE lock Flash-ready Flash exposure compensation Shutter speed Aperture 248 .Quick Reference Guide Shooting Settings Display Aperture Shutter speed ISO speed Exposure level indicator White balance Auto Lighting Optimizer Drive mode Possible shots Metering mode Shooting mode Picture Style Image-recording quality Quick Control AF mode icon Battery check zxcn OK NG Viewfinder Information AF point activation indicator <•> Spot metering circle AF points Focus confirmation light Max.

Creative Zone Modes Press the <D> button to pop up the built-in flash. You just press the shutter button. the built-in flash will pop-up automatically in low-light or backlit conditions (except in the <7> <3> <5> modes). and the camera does the rest. then shoot. Turn the <6> dial to set the function. 249 . then press the <S> key to select the function.Quick Reference Guide Basic Zone Modes All the settings necessary for shooting are set automatically. sic Z o n e Ba 1 Full Auto C Creative Auto 7 Flash Off 2 Portrait 3 Landscape 4 Close-up 5 Sports 6 Night Portrait (Displayed only when <C> is set. D Using the Built-in Flash Basic Zone Modes If necessary.) Press the <Q> button.

Turn the <6> dial to set the desired aperture. If the shutter speed display blinks. Turn the <6> dial to set the desired shutter speed. If the aperture display blinks. The aperture will be set automatically. then focus the subject. s: Shutter-priority AE Set the Mode Dial to <s>.Quick Reference Guide Creative Zone Modes Cre ati v e ne Zo You can change the camera settings as desired to shoot in various ways. turn the <6> dial until it stops blinking. The shutter speed will be set automatically. then focus the subject. f: Aperture-priority AE Set the Mode Dial to <f>. turn the <6> dial until it stops blinking. d: Program AE The camera automatically sets the shutter speed and aperture in the same way as the <1> mode. 250 . Set the Mode Dial to <d>.

Press the <S> key to select the AF point. X(One-Shot AF): For still subjects 9(AI Focus AF): Switches the AF mode automatically Z(AI Servo AF): For moving subjects S AF PointN Press the <S> button. then press <0>. While looking at the viewfinder. Pressing <0> toggles the AF point selection between the center AF point and automatic AF point selection. 251 . you can select the AF point by turning the <6> dial until the desired AF point flashes in red. Press the <U> key to select the AF mode.Quick Reference Guide E: AF ModeN Set the lens focus mode switch to <f>. Press the <ZE> button.

When “AUTO” is selected. When you press the shutter button halfway. i Drive ModeN Press the <YiQ> button. Turn the <6> dial or press the <U> key to select the ISO speed. Press the <U> key to select the drive mode. u: i: Q: l: q: Single shooting Continuous shooting Self-timer/Remote control* Self-timer:2 sec Self-timer:Continuous* * The <Q> and <q> drive modes can be selected in all shooting modes. the ISO speed setting will be displayed. 252 .Quick Reference Guide Z: ISO SpeedN Press the <Z> button. the ISO speed is set automatically. then press <0>.

180 shots 253 . To change the Live View settings. Battery Life with Live View Shooting Temperature No Flash At 23°C / 73°F Approx. Press the shutter button halfway to focus. 200 shots 50% Flash Use Approx.Quick Reference Guide A Live View Shooting Press the <A> button to display the Live View image. use the [6 Live View function settings] menu. Press the shutter button completely to take the picture.

To shoot still photos. Press the <A> button to start shooting a movie. To stop movie shooting. press <A> again. speed in Av mode 4 Long exposure noise reduction 5 High ISO speed noise reduction 6 Highlight tone priority 7 AF-assist beam firing 8 Mirror lockup 9 Shutter/AE lock button 10 Assign SET button 11 LCD display when power ON 12 Add image verification data 254 . press the shutter button. Press the shutter button halfway to focus.Quick Reference Guide k Shooting Movies Set the Mode Dial to <k>. Custom FunctionsN 1 Exposure level increments 2 ISO expansion 3 Flash sync.

Quick Reference Guide Image Playback y u y u Index Magnify Select image S L Erase B Shooting information x Playback 255 .

Image Viewing and Editing Software b Digital Photo Professional You can view. 256 . Picture Style File Creating Software d Picture Style Editor You can edit Picture Style to your unique image characteristics and create/save an original Picture Style file. Can be used by a wide range of users from amateurs to professionals. Recommended for novices who are using a digital camera for the first time and amateur users. It is especially recommended for users who mainly shoot RAW images. Image Viewing and Editing Software c ZoomBrowser EX (Windows) / ImageBrowser (Macintosh) You can view. You can play and edit MOV movies and extract stil images from movies. edit and print shot images on your computer at highspeed. Communication Software for the Camera and Computer a EOS Utility You can download images (still images/movies) you have shot with the camera to your computer. edit and print JPEG images on your computer.Software Start Guide EOS DIGITAL Solution Disk This disk contains various software for EOS DIGITAL. You can shoot photos remotely by connecting the camera with your computer. You can edit images with originals remaining unchanged. You can organize and sort images by shooting date or theme. You can set the various settings of the camera from your computer.

3 Click [Easy Installation] to start installation. B When installation ends. refer to the EOS Utility Instruction Manual (PDF electronic manual). If not necessary. Follow the windows displayed for the rest of the installation procedure. remove the CD. “WFT Utility” and “Original Data Security Tools” software for the accessories (sold separately) will also be installed. To download images from the cameras. the window for Step 4 appears. 2 Insert the EOS DIGITAL Solution Disk (CD). 5 Once your computer has restarted. 257 . uninstall the software. The software will not be installed correctly.Installing the Software Compatible OS Windows 7 Windows Vista SP1/SP2/SP3 1 Check that the camera is not connected to your computer. Never connect the camera to your computer before you install the software. 4 Click [Restart].

Follow the windows displayed for the rest of the installation procedure. To download images from the cameras. and then double-click [Canon EOS Digital Installer]. 5 Remove the CD. 3 Click [Install] to start installation. 258 .4 .6 1 Check that the camera is not connected to your computer. 2 Insert the EOS DIGITAL Solution Disk (CD). If not necessary. “WFT Utility” software for the accessories (sold separately) will also be installed.Installing the Software Compatible OS MAC OS X 10.10. On your computer’s desktop. the window for Step 4 appears. 4 Click [Finish]. uninstall the software. refer to the EOS Utility Instruction Manual (PDF electronic manual). When installation ends. double-click and open the CD-ROM icon.

Click [Start] [My Computer] (in versions other than Windows XP. Acrobat Reader (version 6. BAdobe Reader starts and the index of the Instruction Manuals are displayed. BAdobe Reader starts and the index of the Instruction Manuals are displayed. Install Adobe Reader if it is not already installed on your Macintosh. Install Adobe Reader if it is not already installed on your computer.pdf files. Then select your language. Acrobat Reader (version 6. To save the PDF manual to your computer. Double-click the START. Double-click on the CD icon. 259 .pdf files. Then select your language. 3 Double-click the START. 2 Open the CD. 3 [MACINTOSH] EOS DIGITAL Software Instruction Manuals Disk Copy the PDF Instruction Manuals contained on the CD to your Macintosh. use the ‘Save’ function of your Adobe Reader. use the ‘Save’ function of your Adobe Reader. 2 Open the CD. 1 Insert the EOS DIGITAL Software Instruction Manuals Disk (CD) into the CD-ROM drive of your Macintosh. To save the PDF manual to your computer.0 or later) must be installed to view the Instruction Manual files (PDF format). 1 Insert the EOS DIGITAL Software Instruction Manuals Disk (CD) into the CD-ROM drive of your computer. double-click [My Computer] on the desktop) and then double-click the CD-ROM drive into which you have inserted the CD.[WINDOWS] EOS DIGITAL Software Instruction Manuals Disk Copy the PDF Instruction Manuals contained on the CD to your computer.0 or later) must be installed to view the Instruction Manual files (PDF format).

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